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 State Testing


Spring 2020 Washington State SBAC Testing

Students complete Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) testing in Math and English Language Arts sophomore year (as well as the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) junior year) for federal accountability purposes.

Spring State SBAC testing also provides a pathway opportunity for students to meet one of the State of Washington’s three graduation requirements: Earn high school credit, pass state tests or approved alternates to those tests, and complete a High School and Beyond Plan.

Further information will follow once the State of Washington provides additional details regarding the spring 2019 passage of House Bill 1599.

(Post Updated 8/9/19 ds)

What are Smarter Balanced Assessments?

The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides educators, students and parents meaningful results with actionable data to help students succeed in the areas of English Language Arts and mathematics. 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 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.

Learn more by visiting the Smarter Balanced website about .

WCAS - Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

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 2020 State WCAS Testing

Further information will follow once the State of Washington provides additional details regarding the spring 2019 passage of House Bill 1599.

(Post Updated 8/9/19 ds)

SAT/ACT

In addition to a students GPA, course selections and involvement in extracurricular activities, 4-year colleges and universities take a solid look at how students do on either the SAT or ACT when making admission decisions.

Woodinville High School's CEEB Code is 481598. You will need this number when registering for the SAT or ACT.


Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) 

SAT exams are administered  7 times per year at locations outside of the Northshore School District.

Further information on the SAT can be found at www.sat.collegeboard.org


American College Testing (ACT)

ACT exams are administered three times per year in the Northshore School District, one time per year at each of the 3 main high schools (Bothell High School, Inglemoor High School, and Woodinville High School).

Further information, including registering for the ACT, can be found at www.actstudent.org

SAT/ACT Practice Test

Worried about the SAT or ACT?

Come take a full-length practice test and support the Junior Class of 2021!

Information will follow as soon as it is available!

(Posted 8/9/19 ds)

 

PSAT/NMSQT


PSAT October 16, 2019 Details

PSAT Exam Details for Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshmen

PSAT Exam Details for Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshmen


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 $13 fee for juniors and sophomores is due September 20.

Freshmen have the option to order a test booklet by paying the $13 fee by September 9.
 

  •      Testing students are encouraged to read and familiarize themselves with the contents of the College Board's Fall 2019 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 16, 7:30 a.m.

  • The reduced fee is $13.00
  • Payment is due September 20

    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 starting August 21
  • Students who are in need of financial support can contact their counselor for assistance

Freshmen:

  • PSAT testing is optional for all 9th graders
  • Freshmen who want to test register by paying for the exam on TouchBase or in person at the WHS Cashier's or Main Office August 21 through Monday, September 9
  • The exam will take place during the regular school day on Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 a.m.
  • The cost for this exam is $13.00
  • There is not a late registration window that will guarantee a test booklet for freshmen, as exams must be ordered from the College Board at the end of the day September 9
  • Students who are in need of financial support can contact their counselor for assistance, but must still register online

If there are extra test booklets available after accommodating any newly enrolled WHS sophomores and juniors (and WHS freshmen who registered by September 9), Woodinville High School will offer a limited number of tests for non-WHS students during a September 27 through October 4 window. WHS freshmen will be allowed to register during that window, as well; however, do note there is not a guarantee there will be extra booklets available to offer non-WHS students or freshmen who didn't register by the September 9 due date.

If there are books available:

  • Registration takes place in person at the WHS Cashier's Office on a first-come, first-served basis from September 27 through October 4
  • Tests will not be sold after October 4
  • The test fee for WHS freshmen will remain at $13 ($23 for non-WHS students)

October 16, 2019 Room Assignments

October 16 PSAT Exam Room Assignments


To be posted October 14, 2019

Non-WHS Students

Non-WHS Students


Provided there are test booklets available after accommodating any newly enrolled WHS sophomores and juniors (and WHS freshmen who registered by September 9), Woodinville High School will offer a limited number of tests for non-WHS students.

  • Registration takes place in person at the WHS Cashier's Office on a first-come, first-served basis from September 27 through October 4
  • If not home schooled, 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 4
  • The test fee for non-WHS students is $23.00
  • 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 2019 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 October 14
  • 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.
  • Students should 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 2019 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide on page 31).
    • 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