Testing and Evaluation

2013-2014 TJ Testing Calendar 

Dates

Grade 

Testing Activity

 October 16th  9, 10, 11, 12 ReadiStep, PSAT and SAT
 November 4th-14th 11, 12  WAAS-DAPE – Reading, Writing, Math, Science
 *January 13th-15th  9, 10, 11, 12  End of Course (EOC) Makeup – Biology , Algebra and Year 1 , and Geometry and Year 2
 February 10th – 21st  9, 10, 11, 12  ELL Testing – WA English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) in Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing
 March 18th – 20th 11, 12  WAAS-DAPE – Reading, Writing, Math, Science
 *March 18th – 20th 10, 11, 12  HSPE – Writing  and Reading
April 16th 11 SAT – juniors only
 May 5th – May  23rd  9, 10, 11, 12  Advanced Programs Testing (IB and AP – Subject Specific)
 *June 3rd – 5th  9, 10, 11, 12  End of Course Assessments – Algebra and Year 1, Biology ), and Geometry and Year 2

Pass State Tests or Approved Alternatives to those Tests

Our state graduation requirements are designed to ensure students have a solid foundation of reading, writing, math and science skills, no matter the path they choose after high school.

To be eligible to graduate in Washington, high school students must: pass specific state exams, earn all required state and local credits, and successfully complete a high school and beyond plan and a culminating project. The state testing requirements are as follows:

  •  Classes of 2013 and 2014: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing and one end-of-course exam in math, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education. State approved alternative assessments include completion of a Collection of Evidence if a student has made two attempts at passing a state exam in that content area. 2 credits of math after one attempt on a state exam is no longer an approved alternative.
  • Classes of 2015 and beyond: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing, one science end-of-course exam and two math end-of-course exams, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education. State approved alternative assessments include completion of a Collection of Evidence if a student has made two attempts at passing a state exam in that content area. 2 credits of math after one attempt on a state exam is no longer an approved alternative.

End-of-Course (EOC) Biology Exam

  • Students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 are no longer required to pass a state science exam. Students in the class of 2014 (10th graders) must take the biology EOC in spring 2012 whether they are in the biology or not. This is required by the No Child Left Behind Act, where all students must be assessed in high school science.
  •  Beginning with the class of 2015, students are required to pass the biology EOC. Those students can first take the biology EOC in spring 2012.

Printable Test Calendar

Thank you!

Paige Stines
Curriculum Support Specialist
Thomas Jefferson High School
(253) 945-5670
pstines@fwps.org

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