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GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Washington End-of-Course (EOC) Exams


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Algebra I

Biology I

Geometry

Algebra I

Algebra I

Algebra I

Biology I

Algebra I

Algebra I

Biology I

Algebra I

Biology I

Algebra I

Biology I

Biology I

Algebra I

Biology I

Algebra I

Algebra I

Algebra I

About the test

In 2014-2015, Washington switched to the Common Core and replaced some of its End-of-Course (EOC) exams with Common Core aligned tests for reading and math subjects. The EOC currently tests Biology and are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)


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Math

Reading

Writing

Math

Reading

Science

About the test

In 2014-2015, Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Smarter Balanced Assessment


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English Language Arts

Math

English Language Arts

Math

Math

About the test

The Smarter Balanced member states, including Washington, have approved a set of recommendations on achievement levels that help to describe student performance on the new assessments. The achievement levels serve as a starting point for discussion about the performance of individual students and of groups of students in English language arts (ELA) and math. There are other measures that students, teachers, and parents can also use to help evaluate the academic progress of students and schools, such as scale scores, growth models, and portfolios of student work. Smarter Balanced tests align to the new K-12 learning standards in English language arts and math (Common Core), which are more difficult than previous standards. As with any change, there will be a period of adjustment as teachers and students get used to the new standards and tests. Lower proficiency rates do not necessarily mean that schools are performing worse or that students are learning less. It means the tests have changed and are measuring different skills. Smarter Balanced tests have been specifically developed to measure real-world skills that students will need when they graduate. We expect this dip in proficiency to be temporary.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)


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Reading

Writing

About the test

In 2013-2014 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


College readiness

AP courses and testing

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Sources

AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012