Presentations - NEW
The science assessment team presented at the
WSTA conference in October 2015. This session highlighted the steps taken so far to develop an assessment based on the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards), and the vision for continuing that work in the next few years. The team also shared information and resources for the 2016 MSP and Biology EOC exam.
Online MSP Training Tests
The Washington State Testing Portal provides a variety of resources for Washington State testing for test administrators, educators, and parents, including the online MSP science training tests for grades 5 and 8. Follow the Practice and Training test links.
Science Short-Answer Scoring Trainings
Video presentations showing how student responses are scored using rubrics for Biology EOC/COE and Science MSP.
Science Assessment Update
These documents include: information about the science assessment system; sample items to familiarize teachers and students with the item types on the assessments; and scoring information for educators.
Lessons Learned from Scoring Student Work
The Science Assessment Team shares observations about student responses for the Measurements of Student Progress and the Biology End-of-Course exam pilot items.
Science Short-Answer Item Templates
Templates that can be edited for use in classroom practice by incorporating content from any unit in a science curriculum.