High School Assessments

REQUIRED STATE ASSESSMENTS—What you need to know!

High school students will take the Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts and the Smarter Balanced Mathematics exams in 10th grade, and the WCAS Science exam in 11th grade. Failure to attend required assessments may result in the student not meeting graduation requirements, being placed on an intervention plan, or being ineligible for re-enrollment in the future.

State assessments are completed in person at one of our test sites around Washington State. You will be assigned to a Spring Testing Site that is within one hour of your home.  Starting in November, you may view and confirm your assigned testing site by clicking the Family Login link at our Testing Portal at https://www.testingnirvana.com/login/index.php and entering your information. Failure to attend required assessments may result in the student being placed on an intervention plan, or being ineligible for re-enrollment in the future.

Students who live more than one hour from the nearest testing site may choose to travel to the nearest available testing site, or request that their exams be scheduled with their legal resident school district instead. Eligibility requirements apply.

To request that you be allowed to complete your Spring Testing at your legal resident school district instead of our testing site, please contact your Assessment Coordinator, Danielle Beyer, for a link to the application.

RETAKE EXAM OPTIONS:

Passing the state exams is a graduation requirement. Students in grades 11 and 12 who have not yet passed their state exams will be offered retake options to meet this graduation requirement. Students who have attempted the state exams but not met the minimum score requirement may be eligible for additional graduation alternative exams or options. Your guidance counselor can advise you on the eligibility requirements.

Questions regarding your testing schedule or assigned site can be directed to your Assessment Coordinator, Danielle Beyer, at dbeyer@wava.org or by calling 253.964.1068 and asking for the Assessment Team.