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Mathematics Assessment

What's New!

Be on the lookout for the new Focused Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) for the 201920 school year. The Focused IABs will be available in the WCAP portal early- to mid-September.

In the meantime, check out the Digital Library Connections Playlists for differentiated lesson ideas to start the coming school year.

Contact Information

Assessment Development Math

Serena O'Neill

The following documents provide specific information about 10th grade testing.

  1. Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics Testing and Content
  2. Grade 10 Mathematics Learning Standards
  3. Grade 10 Mathematics Testing: Further Focus

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.

Calculator Policy

This page describes the calculator policy as a Universal Tool for the paper-pencil Smarter Balanced Mathematics assessments and the paper-pencil Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).

Assessment Claims

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 this document focus on the mathematics online 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 that will administer paper/pencil Smarter Balanced tests in Spring 2018. Educators should read through the Teacher Sample Booklet Companion Materials prior to using the Sample Test Booklet and Sample Answer Booklet with students.