OSPI-Developed Assessments (formerly CBAs)
and OSPI-Developed Performance Assessments (formerly CBPAs) :
The state develops classroom-based assessments based on the state's learning
standards to help guide day-to-day instruction. State curriculum specialists
create tasks and questions that model good assessments and provide them to local
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) :
NAEP is a national assessment that allows educational achievement to be compared
across states. Federal law requires every state to give the NAEP in reading and
math at grades 4 and 8 every two years. States and school districts that receive
Title I federal funding to aid educationally disadvantaged students in high
poverty areas must participate in these assessments. Other subjects also are
English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) Screener : The ELPA21 screener assesses the reading, writing, listening, and speaking knowledge and skills of students whose families answer "yes" to questions #2 or #3 on the Home Language Survey . The ELPA21 screener is used to determine student eligibility for English language development (ELD) services.
English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) : The ELPA21 is an online annual summative assessment of English language proficiency. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills are assessed and scores are used to determine continued eligibility for English language development (ELD) services in school. Only students whose families answered “yes” to questions #2 or #3 on the Home Language Survey and placed into ELD services through a placement exam take this assessment.
Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Skills (WaKIDS) :
This program helps bring families, teachers, and early learning providers
together to support each child's learning and transition into public schools.
The state testing timeline
shows the history of how Washington phased in state testing.