Assessments

Spring 2019 Washington State Graduation Required Testing – Save the dates! 

See the "Smarter Balanced Testing" and "WCAS" drop downs below for spring testing details!

AP Testing - Register through March 29!

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 - State Graduation Requirement

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 Washington State Graduation Required Testing – Save the dates! 

Students are required to complete the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) testing in Math and English Language Arts, as well as the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) test as part of the Washington State graduation requirements and for federal accountability purposes. 

Juniors and Seniors who participated in Fall Retakes will be contacted directly, if they still have not met the State requirement.

When are the tests? Who takes which test?

SBAC English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
All on-grade 10th graders and any on-grade 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on the ELA SBAC will test during their English class period:

Periods 1/3/5 - April 3 & 17
Periods 2/4/6 - April 4 & 18

  • Make Up testing will take place in English class periods and on Friday, April 5 and Friday, April 19 in the Library at 7:35 a.m.

Off-Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
Select off-grade 11th / 12th graders with IEPs/504s still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test:

March 21 & 26, Library, 7:35 a.m.


SBAC Math Testing 
All on-grade 10th graders and any on-grade 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on the Math SBAC will test during their math class period:

Periods 1/3/5 - May 22 & 29
Periods 2/4/6  - May 23 & 30

  • Make Up testing will take place in math class periods and on Friday, May 24 and Friday, May 31 in the Library at 7:35 a.m.

Off-Grade Math Testing 
Select off-grade 11th / 12th graders with IEPs/504s still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test

April 23 & 25, Library, 7:35 a.m.


WCAS Science Testing
All 11th graders not participating in SBAC Math testing will take the WCAS for federal accountability in their science class period:

Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - May 22
Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - May 23
Juniors without a science class - May 24, 7:35 a.m., WHS Library

The WCAS is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021 and beyond.


All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.

  • 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. 

We want your student to have every opportunity for success on these assessments.  Any support you can provide on his or her testing days: a healthy breakfast, an adequate amount of sleep, dressing comfortably, arriving on time, and positive words of encouragement, will go a long way in helping your son or daughter excel on this required exam.

Look for a postcard reminder at home as we near the testing window. If you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Denise Schwans (dschwans@nsd.org) our Assessment Coordinator. 

(Post Updated 3/18/19)


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.

WCAS - State Graduation Requirement

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

When are the tests? Who takes which test?


WCAS Science Testing
All 11th graders not participating in SBAC Math testing will take the WCAS for federal accountability in the science class period:

Periods 1/3/5 & 7 - May 22
Periods 2/4/6 & 7 - May 23
Juniors without a science class - May 24, 7:35 a.m., WHS Library

The WCAS is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021 and beyond.


SBAC English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
All on-grade 10th graders and any on-grade 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test will test during their English class period:

Periods 1/3/5 - April 3 & 17
Periods 2/4/6 - April 4 & 18

Off-Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
Select off-grade 11th / 12th graders with IEPs/504s still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test:

March 21 & 26, Library, 7:35 a.m.


SBAC Math Testing 
All on-grade 10th graders and any on-grade 11th / 12th graders still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test will test during their math class period:

Periods 1/3/5 - May 22 & 29
Periods 2/4/6  - May 23 & 30

Off-Grade Math Testing 
Select off-grade 11th / 12th graders with IEPs/504s still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test:

April 23 & 25, Library, 7:35 a.m.


All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.

  • 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. 

We want your student to have every opportunity for success on these assessments.  Any support you can provide on his or her testing days: a healthy breakfast, an adequate amount of sleep, dressing comfortably, arriving on time, and positive words of encouragement, will go a long way in helping your son or daughter excel on this required exam.

Look for a postcard reminder at home as we near the testing window. If you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Denise Schwans (dschwans@nsd.org) our Assessment Coordinator. 

(Post Updated 3/15/19)

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 2020!

 

Date & Time:    

SAT    Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., WHS Commons

Practice SAT Registration Deadline: Monday, March 19th  


ACT    Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., WHS Library

Practice ACT Registration Deadline: Monday, March 25th


How to sign up:    

Register at this link.

Huntington will follow up with an e-mail     

Cost:    

$25 per test, due on test day, cash or check only

Checks made payable to: Huntington Learning Center

100% of the funds will be donated to the Class of 2020!

(Payment is not collected at the WHS Cashier Office)


Benefits:

Experience a full-length practice test (scores not reported)

Learn your scoring potential prior to taking the official test

Receive a 13-page in-depth test analysis


What to Bring:   

Calculator, Water, Snacks, $25 Payment, Photo ID 


Results:       

Information Night - April 23rd at 6pm in the WHS Library

Scores for both tests will be handed back at this event


Questions: 

Call Huntington Learning Center - 425-368-2300

22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Suite 156, Bothell WA 98021

425-368-2300  •   bothellwa@hlcmail.com

www.bothell.huntingtonlearning.com

 

PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT Score Report Information Meeting

Score Reports were distributed and information was provided to students at Options on January 15, 16, 17.  View the PowerPoint.


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