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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:

  • Smarter Balanced (SBA) assessments
  • Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)
  • High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
  • End-of-Course (EOC) exams
  • Off-Grade Level (OGL) assessments
  • Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM)
  • Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)
  • Collection of Evidence (COE) (high school only)

Procedure & Guidelines


Scoring and Reporting of State Tests (Coming Soon)

  • Who Scores our State Tests
  • Smarter Balanced Scoring Reporting Fact Sheet

Parent Information Packets (Coming Soon)

The following information is available for parents to access prior to the viewing of their child’s test.

  • HSPE: Reading and Writing
  • Smarter Balanced: ELA
  • Smarter Balanced: Math Link Listing Math Grade 3, Math Grade 4, Math Grade 5, Math Grade 6, Math Grade 7, Math Grade 8, Math High School
  • EOC: Math Link Listing, Math
  • EOC: Biology
  • MSP: Grade 5, Grade 8
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.