State Testing Information
Download Spring 2012 HSPE Testing Schedule here (PDF)
Special Ed State Testing Information
For information regarding state testing and testing requirements for IEP students go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/AlternativeAssessment/default.aspx
For additional information regarding how state testing fits with the individual academic needs of your IEP student please call the Ferndale High School Special Services Department at 383-9273.
General Ed State Testing Information
For general information regarding state testing and testing requirements: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/StateTesting/default.aspx
State Testing FAQ
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) was replaced by two new tests: the grades 3-8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and for grades 9 – 12 the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE).
- High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
- Rollout Schedule for Online Testing
- New Online Testing System
- State Testing Calendars
- Graduation Requirements in Washington
- The Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) and Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) tell families, schools, businesses and colleges that an individual student has mastered a minimum set of reading, writing and math skills by graduation. State law (RCW 28A.655.061) dictates the assessment graduation requirement. More Info Here
- Students in the classes of 2009-12 can earn a diploma without one of the CAA/CIA certificates if they: Meet the state’s reading and writing standards, AND earn two credits of math after 10th grade.
Beginning with the class of 2013, students will be required to earn one of the certificates by meeting state learning standards in reading, writing, math and science.
Both the CAA and the CIA lead to a diploma. Only a student’s transcript indicates which certificate the student earned.
For more information about your student’s CAA/CIA go to: