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Teachers, parents, higher education faculty, business leaders, and other community members from our state took part in a highly inclusive, consensus-based, and rigorous process.
What Smarter Balanced means for students, parents, teachers, and policymakers.
Parent/Guardian Access to their Child’s Test /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/RTV_FAQ.pdf

Parents and guardians of students who were enrolled full time or part time in Washington public schools during state testing may view their child’s Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) test booklets. These tests include:

  • ELPA21–English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century
  • EOC–End-of-Course exams
  • OGL–Off-Grade Level assessments
  • SBA–Smarter Balanced assessments
  • WA-AIM–Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement
  • WCAS–Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

Procedure & Guidelines

Every student who participates in state testing receives a score report. Samples are available for the Smarter Balanced, Measurements of Student Progress, High School Proficiency exams, and End-of-Course exams.

If you did not receive a score report for your child, or have specific questions about your child’s scores and/or performance, please contact your local school district office.

(September 29: New for 2016-17) This parent tool is a gateway to understanding your child’s scores on the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) Smarter Balanced assessment.  This site contains a visual guide explaining the main parts of the Family Report (also known as the Student Score Report) document. Use drop-down menus for grade, subject, and score range to access information about the knowledge and skills represented by student’s scores, along with some sample items from Smarter Balanced. There is also a section containing links to other webpages with resources designed for parents.
A brief introduction to Smarter Balanced testing.
Students in Washington are tested every year in English language arts (ELA), math and science. Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine how each student in special education participates in state testing.
An interactive infographic that shows who determined the Smarter Balanced threshold scores, and results of the field test, by grade and content area.
Top testing questions. Don’t see your question answered here? Submit your own to
A short handout that broadly covers learning expectations and basic information on state testing in grades K-12.