Washington State Assessments
Bainbridge Island School District's students participate in state, district and classroom assessments, providing data to improve student learning and teaching. State testing is required by the Federal Government in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and is a factor in determining adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the district and individual schools. These resources will provide information about state testing.
For 2012/2013, all students in grades 3-8 will participate in the Measures of Academic Progress (MSP). Tests in reading, math and science are moving to a computer based format. Some students may participate using paper/pencil if deemed appropriate based on individual educational needs. Writing tests in grades 4 and 7 will continue as paper/pencil tests. In 2012/2013, the following grades will participate in MSP online testing in late April - May according to their school's testing schedule. Please talk with your child's teacher or the school counselor if you have additional questions about MSP testing.
| School||Grade||Reading|| Math|| Science|| Writing|
| Blakely, Ordway, Wilkes, Commodore|| 3||online||online || n/a|| n/a|
| Blakely, Ordway, Wilkes, Commodore||4||online||online|| n/a|| paper/pencil|
| Sakai||5||online||online|| paper/pencil||n/a|
|Commodore||6||online||online|| n/a|| n/a|
|Commodore ||7||online||online|| n/a|| paper/pencil|
|Commodore||8||online||online|| online|| n/a|
Information on Federal Legislation related to Assessment
General Information on State Testing
State Tests Required for High School Graduation
August High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
The August HSPE provides a make-up or retesting opportunity for students who have completed grade 10 and have not yet passed the state exams in reading and in writing. Information regarding August testing will be posted in the late spring. In early June, students will need to self-register on the OSPI website to participate in August testing. Consult the Washington State HSPE Testing Calendar
for testing dates.
State Testing in Grades 3-8
Additional State Assessments to Meet Student Specific Needs