Washington Releases New Online Score Guide

Washington became the second state to release a new online test score guide to help families and students better understand what scores mean. Information is available for Smarter Balanced tests in grades 3-8 and high school in math and English language arts.

Earlier this year, California released its online score guide based on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASPP).

The online tool provides visitors a more in-depth look at what scores mean at each of the four levels (1, 2, 3 and 4) and the knowledge and skills each student should know in a specific subject by the end of each grade. For example, a parent in Washington could find information and resources on their student who scored at a Level 3 on the 7th grade math exam (see below).

An example of resources by achievement level.

Also, visitors can view a sample score report, called the Family Report in Washington, and learn how to better understand what the report means for students. Additionally, the new online score guide provides plenty of resources to learn about standards and assessments.