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Smarter Balanced Assessment
Beginning in the spring of 2015, the state of Washington will be giving a new state assessment called the Smarter Balanced Assessment. (SBA)
The SBA is designed to measure how well our students are progressing toward meeting the new student learning standards. The test assesses two areas: English Language Arts and Mathematics, and will be given in grades 3-8 and high school. More details about the new assessment can be found on the links listed below.
ACT & SAT
ACT is the American College Test, and SAT is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Both tests are designed to measure a student's level of knowledge in basic areas such as math, science, English, and social studies. Colleges may require the results of either the ACT or SAT before granting admission.
AP (Advanced Placement)
AP classes are advanced, college-level courses that can be transferred for college credit. A minimum score on the AP exam, which may vary from college to college, is required for credit.
EOC (End-Of-Course Exam) - General Info
EOCs allow students to be tested on the knowledge and skills they've gained from a specific course rather than on a comprehensive test like the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) that assesses overall knowledge. Biology and Math EOC Exams are given to 7-12 graders in Washington State. Click for current schedule and general information....
EOC (End-of-Course Exam) - Study Guides
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HSPE (High School Proficiency Exam)
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The PreACT exam gives students an estimated ACT test score and can be used as an indicator of college and career readiness.
The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
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