Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 26

State Testing in Washington: High School State Testing Windows The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires yearly testing of students in grades 3–8 and once in high school in English language arts (ELA) and math, and in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school in science. Testing is scheduled within the windows listed below. Contact your local school district to find out which dates your child will be testing. Washington state also requires students to pass specific tests to be eligible to graduate from high school. If a student does not meet standard on one or more tests required for graduation, he/she may retake the test(s), or access a state-approved alternative. STATE TESTING WINDOWS Most high school students will take the Smarter Balanced tests, High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE), and End-of-Course (EOC) exams to satisfy these requirements. These tests may be taken with or without tools, supports, or accommodations. Nov 3–5 : HSPE (retake) State testing should never be the sole judge of a student’s academic skills and knowledge. If you have questions about your child’s learning, please contact your child’s teacher or school. Students learning to speak English in grades K–12 will take the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). This assessment measures growth in reading, writing, listening and speaking knowledge and skills in English. Students who scor H]B