State Testing Scale Score Ranges for Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
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Scale Scores

Below are the scale score ranges for all levels on the grades 3-8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), and End-of-Course (EOC) exams. These are the same scale score ranges as the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), which was replaced as of 2009-10 school year. The scale score ranges include the lowest and highest attainable score on each test (reading, writing, math and science).

Reading Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 3 275-374 375-399 400-425 426-500
4  275-374  375-399 400-423  424-475
5  275-374  375-399  400-421  422-475
6 275-374  375-399  400-424  425-475
7  275-374  375-399  400-417 418-475
8 250-374 375-399 400-418 419-500
HS 225-374 375-399 400-426 427-525

  

Math Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 3  200-374  375-399  400-435  436-575
4  200-374  375-399  400-446  447-575
5  200-374  375-399  400-439  440-575
6  200-374  375-399  400-441  442-575
7  200-374  375-399  400-443  444-575
8  200-374  375-399  400-436  437-575

  

Writing Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 4  0-6  7-8  9-10  11-12
7  0-6  7-8  9-10  11-12
HS  0-12  13-16  17-20  21-24

 

Math EOC Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Algebra/Integrated 1 /Makeup Year 1  200-374  375-399  400-442  443-675
Geometry/Integrated 2 /Makeup Year 2  200-374  375-399  400-435  436-600

 

Science Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 5  200-374  375-399  400-431  432-550
8  250-374  375-399  400-430  431-550

 

Science EOC Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Biology  275-374  375-399  400-422  423-525

Notes:

  1. The lowest scale score is assigned to a booklet that earns zero points, when the minimum response criteria have been met.

  2. The highest scale score is assigned to a booklet that earns a perfect score.

  3. The cut scores between Levels 1 and 2, 2 and 3, and 3 and 4 were set by the A+ Commission for Reading and Writing at grades 4, 7 and 10; and by the State Board of Education for Reading in grades 3, 5, 6 and 8, Mathematics in grades 3-8 and EOC, and for Science in grades 5, 8 and EOC. The Mathematics scale scores above for EOC began with the spring 2011 End-of-Course exams. The Science scale scores above for grades 5 and 8 began with the spring 2011 Measurements of Student Progress. The Biology scale scores above for EOC began with the spring 2012 End-of-Course exams.

  

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