To view state assessment results for all Snoqualmie Valley public schools, visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website at: http://www.k12.wa.us. Select the State Report Card tab, then select a district and/or individual school, along with the desired school year. View comprehensive student demographic details, teacher statistics, graduation rates, and average results of the most recent state assessments -- the Measurement of Student Progress or MSP (for grades 3-8) and the High School Proficiency Exam or HSPE (for students in grade 10).
Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)
Grades 3-8: The MSP name conveys the goal of the new test: to measure student progress. The MSP will be shorter to take than the WASL and will be administered online over the next few years. Reading, math and science will each take just one day to complete, compared to two days each needed previously for the WASL. For now, writing will still require two days. Beginning this spring, about 25 percent of the state's students in grades 6-8 will take the MSP via computer in reading and math. Snoqualmie Valley middle schools may begin piloting online testing this spring.
High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
Grade 10: The HSPE name conveys its goal: to measure a student's proficiency of basic skills. State requirements vary slightly for students while transitioning to this new exam. Students in the classes of 2010-2012 must pass a reading and writing assessment to graduate. If a student already passed this requirement via the WASL, he/she will not have to take the HSPE in that content area. Students in the Class of 2013 will be the first required to pass reading, writing, math, and science assessments to be eligible to graduate. The new high school reading, math and science exams will be shorter, requiring just one day each (compared to two for the WASL.) For now, writing will still involve two days. Beginning in spring 2011, about 25 percent of the state's high school students will take the HSPE via computer in reading, writing and math. Since Mount Si High School is not currently equipped to administer online exams simultaneously to an entire class, it's working to evolve its technology resources for this new requirement.
The move to online testing will be phased in over the next few years. Eventually, the state anticipates this change will save time (around administering and evaluating the tests), save money (in printing, postage and scoring), and provide more timely feedback regarding student performance. Paper-and-pencil testing will always be an option for students with special needs.
For more information about the new state assessments, select the following:
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