General Assessment Resources
Washington State Testing Portal
This portal provides a variety of resources for Washington State testing for test administrators, educators, and parents, including practice and training tests, interim assessments, a Q&A, and more.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Washington State is a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
End-of-Course (EOC) Exit Exams
Since spring of the 2014–15 school year, the end-of-course exit exams align with the Mathematics K–12 Learning Standards.
This policy describes the Calculator Policy for the mathematics end-of-course exit exams and Collection of Evidence (COE). (For the calculator policy for the Smarter Balanced mathematics assessments, see the the Guidelines on Tools, Supports & Accommodations for State Assessments)
Question and Answer (updated 3/2015)
This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about high school state assessments in mathematics. If you have a question that is not addressed here, email the question to firstname.lastname@example.org. This document will be updated periodically to reflect common questions.
These videos provide information on the claim structure of the Smarter Balanced assessments and specific information about each claim.
Assessment Resources by Grade
For each grade level listed, teachers should be familiar with the following resources.
Definitions for each resource are given below:
For each grade level listed, teachers should be familiar with the following resources:
Standards – Grade-specific extracts of the high-quality academic standards in mathematics. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.
Claim Distribution – Visual representations of how content is distributed across the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Range Achievement Level Descriptors – Descriptions of student knowledge, skills, and processes as they develop across the performance levels of the state assessment
Cluster Quizzes – Paper-pencil quizzes aligned to selected clusters, conceptual categories, and the Claim Distribution document. May be modified and used to supplement the interim assessment blocks (IABs).
Progression Documents and Critical Questions – Descriptions of the cognitive development and structure of mathematics in several important areas of the standards. Use the critical questions to guide discussions as you read through the documents.
Digital Library Resources – Suggested modules and resources across a grade band to guide your exploration into understanding and using formative assessment practices.
Online Training Test Supports
The activities in these documents focus on the mathematics Smarter Balanced Training Test questions, describing ways to practice use of the tools for each question type.
Paper-Pencil Assessment Supports
These sample test and answer booklets provide supports for schools and districts who have already chosen not to take the Smarter Balanced summative test online. Educators should read through the Teacher Sample Booklet Companion Materials prior to using the Sample Test Booklet and Sample Answer Booklet with students.
- Grades 3–5
- Grades 6–8
- High School
These resources may be used as supports for the MSP/HSPE/EOC Technical Reports from 2010 to 2015. These documents do not apply to testing in Spring 2015 or beyond.