Assessments

AP Testing

AP classes are rigorous academic courses designed for students who are college bound. There is no placement test for AP. Students self-select these courses and should be prepared to work at a college-level pace. At the end of the course, the student is expected to take the AP exam which is managed by College Board.

AP exams are highly recognized by colleges and universities with regard to a student's preparation for the demands of college courses. AP exams present an opportunity for college credit and/or higher placement in college courses. Each college decides which AP exam grades it will accept for credit or placement.

Information about exam dates and fees can be found on the College Board website.

Learn about the Advanced Placement Program at WHS.

Learn about Advanced Placement testing at WHS.

Smarter Balanced Testing

The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides educators, students and parents meaningful results with actionable data to help students succeed. The assessment is aligned to Common Core State Standards and consists of three major components, all designed to improve teaching and learning.

The Smarter Balanced Summative assessments are required. They will take place during the last 12 weeks of the school year. These computer-based tests will help schools evaluate how well their students performed by comparing them with students from other schools across the nation. The end-of-year assessments also will empower families by providing them with a clear indication of how well their children are progressing toward mastering the academic knowledge and skills necessary for college and career readiness.

Smarter Balanced assessments replaced the math, reading and writing portions of the MSP students in grades 3-8. The science portion of the MSP (tested in grades 5 and 8) remained the same. 11th graders will take the high school level of the new Smarter Balanced tests, but meeting standard on the tests is not a graduation requirement until the Class of 2019. Students will not take the new Smarter Balanced tests in grades K-2, 9, or 12. 10th graders will only take the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced test.

Learn more by visiting the Smarter Balanced website.

Spring 2019 State Required Testing

As we get closer to the spring state testing dates, we’ll provide more information about logistics and testing held at WHS. 

 When are the tests? Who takes which test?

  • SBAC English Language Arts Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - April 2 & 16 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - April 4 & 18 (all 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • Off-Grade English Language Arts Testing – March 21 & 25 (select 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • SBAC Math Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - May 21 & 28 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - May 23 & 30 (all 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • Off-Grade Math Testing – April 23 & 25 (select 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • WCAS Science Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 May 21 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 May 23 (all 11th graders for federal accountability) (The WCAS is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021 and beyond)

Please note that 9th graders do not participate in spring state testing.  All students take the high school SBA for English Language Arts and Math for the first time in 10th grade and the WCAS Science Test in 11th grade.   If your 11th or 12th grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then he or she does not need to test again.  All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.

Again, we’ll be sharing more information as we get closer to testing, but if you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Denise Schwans our Assessment Coordinator. 


Smarter Balanced ELA & Math State Assessment Retakes and
Fall 2018 Off-Grade Level Graduation Alternative Retakes 
Seniors and juniors needing to meet standard on the State required assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) will take the Smarter Balanced ELA exam October 25 and 26, 2018 in the Library at 7:45 a.m. Students must test both days.
Seniors and juniors needing to meet the mathematics standard will take the Smarter Balanced Math Test November 1 and 2, 2018 in the Library at 7:45 a.m. Students must test both days.
Seniors and juniors needing to meet standard on the Off-Grade Level Graduation Alternative will take the ELA exam October 29 and 30 and/or Math November 5 and 6, 2018 The exams will also take place at 7:45 a.m. in the Library and the students must test both days of each session.
Seniors and juniors who need to test will be contacted directly.
Sophomores will participate in State required Smarter Balanced ELA and Math exams next spring, as well as juniors who will participate in WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) federal accountability testing.
If you should have any questions about your student's progress to graduation, please contact your student's counselor. For assessment related questions, please contact Denise Schwans at dschwans@nsd.org.

PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT Scores Available for Students Online Weds., Dec. 12

Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October can access their scores through their online College Board account starting December 12.

View this video for details on how to access scores.

  • Students who included an email address on their answer sheet will be emailed their access code from the College Board.
  • If a student does not have a College Board account, they can sign up for one at any time.**
  • Students who do not receive an emailed access code can still go to their College Board account, click to get their scores, and provide information to find their scores.

If students are having trouble accessing their released scores:

  • They may need to update their account information. Students can log in to the student score portal and follow the instructions to verify their account.
  • Students can learn how to use their PSAT/NMSQT access code to verify their account by logging in to the student score portal.
  • Does the student have another College Board account? The student or a parent could have made it. Log out and log back in using the other account.

For more help, College Board customer support can be contacted at 866-433-7728, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST.

WHS should be receiving paper copies of the Score Reports from the College Board after winter break. Score Reports will then be provided to students, along with a brief tutorial, during Options in the Theater January 15-17.

If students should have further questions regarding PSAT/NMSQT scores, they can email Sarah Brenner or Denise Schwans. Thank you!


**Students should sign up for their own account (with their corresponding email address) that they will continue to access throughout their high school career.

  • Their name should match the name they used when they tested.

  • Parents must not create an account on their student’s behalf. If email addresses do not match or two accounts are established for the same student, for example, students may have difficulties obtaining their scores.


     

PSAT October 10, 2018 Details

October 10, 2018 Room Assignments

October 10 PSAT Exam Room Assignments


Juniors and sophomores

Freshmen

PSAT Exam Details for Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshmen

PSAT Exam October 10, 2018 for Juniors, Sophomores & Freshman


Continuing with our commitment to our students’ college readiness and our ongoing improvement efforts, Woodinville High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to juniors and sophomores for a reduced fee of $13. The fee for juniors and sophomores is due September 21. Freshmen have the option to order a test booklet by paying the $13 fee by September 10.
 

  •      Testing students are encouraged to read and familiarize themselves with the contents of the College Board's Fall 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.  The booklet will answer all of the student’s questions regarding the test. It also has a practice test, allowing students the opportunity to preview the exam.

Juniors & Sophomores:

  • The exam will take place during the regular school day on

    Wednesday, October 10, 7:45-11:15 a.m.

  • The reduced fee is $13.00
  • Payment was due September 21

    and can be paid online through the parent's TouchBase account (it will be reflected in the student's account as a fee that is due in RED at login) or by cash or check payable to WHS at the Cashier's or Main Office
  • Students who are in need of financial support can contact their counselor for assistance. 
  • 10th & 11th-Grade PSAT exam fee payment

Freshmen:

  • PSAT testing is optional for all 9th graders - those who want to test register by paying for the exam in TouchBase or in person at the WHS Cashier's or Main Office no later than Monday, September 10.
  • The exam will take place during the regular school day on Wednesday, October 10, 7:45-11:15 a.m.
  • The cost for this exam is $13.00.
  • There is not a late registration window for freshmen as exams must be ordered from the College Board at the end of the day September 10.
  • Students who are in need of financial support can contact their counselor for assistance, but must still register online.
  • 9th-Grade PSAT exam registration and payment

Non-WHS Students & Additional Freshmen Registrations

Non-WHS Students & Additional Freshmen Registrations


Provided there are test booklets available after accommodating any newly enrolled WHS sophomores and juniors, Woodinville High School will offer a limited number of tests for non-WHS students and WHS freshmen who may want to test.

  • Registration takes place in person at the WHS Cashier's Office on a first-come, first-served basis from September 27 through October 5
  • If not home schooled or a WHS freshman, registrants must provide their school's 6-digit CEEB code (College Entrance Examination Board Code. Search here for the code.)
  • Tests will not be sold after October 5
  • The test fee for non-WHS students is $23.00
  • The test fee for WHS freshmen is $13.00
  • Upon registration and receipt of payment, instructions for exam day and the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT will be provided

Planning for Testing Day

Planning for Testing Day


In order to ensure the best opportunity for success on the PSAT, it is recommended that students do the following prior to taking the test:

  • Students are encouraged to read and familiarize themselves with the contents of the College Board's Fall 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.  The guide will answer all of the student’s questions regarding the test. It also has a practice test, allowing students the opportunity to preview the exam.
For exam day:
  • Classroom assignments will be posted in the building the morning of October 9
  • Testing takes place by preferred first name and preferred last name
  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritional breakfast
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable, non-binding clothing.
  • Know their home address
  • Phones, electronic devices (other than acceptable calculators), and earbuds/headphones MUST be turned off and stored as instructed by the exam proctor during the test
What to bring:
  • Picture ID
  • Calculator (as described in the College Board’s Fall 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide on page 27).
    • In alignment with what will occur when students sit for the SAT, calculators will not be provided if forgotten.
  • Two #2 pencils and an eraser
  • Bottle of water and a light snack for mid-morning

WCAS

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

The 5th, 8th, and 11th grade Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) were administered for the first time in spring 2018. These tests fulfill the federal (ESSA) requirement that students be tested in science once at each level: elementary, middle, and high school. 

The WCAS measures the level of proficiency that Washington students have achieved based on the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards, which were adopted in October 2013.

Learn more about the WCAS.

Spring 2019 State Required Testing

As we get closer to the spring state testing dates, we’ll provide more information about logistics and testing held at WHS. 

 When are the tests? Who takes which test?

  • SBAC English Language Arts Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - April 2 & 16 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - April 4 & 18 (all 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • Off-Grade English Language Arts Testing – March 21 & 25 (select 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • SBAC Math Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - May 21 & 28 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - May 23 & 30 (all 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • Off-Grade Math Testing – April 23 & 25 (select 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test)
  • WCAS Science Testing – Periods 2/4/6 & 7 May 21 and Periods 1/3/5 & 7 May 23 (all 11th graders for federal accountability) (The WCAS is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021 and beyond)

Please note that 9th graders do not participate in spring state testing.  All students take the high school SBA for English Language Arts and Math for the first time in 10th grade and the WCAS Science Test in 11th grade.   If your 11th or 12th grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then he or she does not need to test again.  All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.

Again, we’ll be sharing more information as we get closer to testing, but if you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Denise Schwans our Assessment Coordinator.