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 Washington uses the grades 3-8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) and End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test its students.  The HSPE and EOCs are used as the state's high school exit exams.

Measurements of Student Progress

The MSP is the state's exam for students 3-8.  Testing is one subject per day, with the writing test occurring on two days.  Students are tested in reading (grades 3-8), math (grades 3-8), writing (grades 4 and 7) and science (grades 5 and 8).

High School Proficiency Exam

HSPEs are comprehensive exams that measure the basic proficiency of high school students in reading and writing, and serve as the state's exit exams in those subjects.

Students must pass one HSPE in reading and one in writing to satisfy a portion of the graduation assessment requirements.

End-of-Course Exams

EOCs measure the knowledge of students in Algebra 1 / Integrated Math 1, Geometry / Integrated Math 2 and Biology when they complete each course.  The serve as the state's exit exams for math and science.

Students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 must pass one math EOC in Algebra 1 / Integrated Math 1 OR Geometry / Integrated Math 2 to satisfy a portion of the graduation assessment requirements.

Students in the classes of 2015 and beyond must pass math EOCs in Algebra 1 / Integrated Math 1 AND Geometry / Integrated Math 2, AND the Biology EOC to satisfy a portion of the graduation assessment requirements.

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2012 - 2014 Timelines 

OSPI State Testing Calendar

Tukwila School District Testing Calendar