All schools in the state of Washington are required to assess their students on a yearly basis in grades 3 to 8 and then again in 10th grade. In addition, in order to monitor each student's progress, students are tested three times a year for math and language arts learning and progress.
The Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) was used from 1998 to 2009. In 2010 students in grades 3 to 8 starting taking the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and high schools started taking the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). These state assessments will be replaced by the National Smarter Balanced Testing starting in the Spring of 2015. OMS participated in a trial run of this testing in 2013 and Bordeaux and Mt. View Elementary Schools will be participating in a trial version in the Spring of 2014 rather than taking the state MSP.
All state assessment results are available from the Washington State Report Card website. Below are links for Shelton School District.
Additional Information regarding Smarter Balanced Testing can be found at www.smarterbalanced.org