OSPI NEWS RELEASE: OSPI Releases 2018–19 Statewide Assessment Scores

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OSPI Releases 2018–19 Statewide Assessment Scores

OLYMPIA—September 10, 2019—Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released results for the statewide assessments taken in the 2018–19 school year.

The statewide assessment results are one view into how our K–12 system is serving Washington’s students. This year’s results show scores are remaining stable.

“Stability can be a double-edged sword,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “On one hand, it means our educational system is maintaining the gains we have made. On the other, it means achievement gaps between student groups are continuing to persist.”

For students, their assessment results are used by their teachers, counselors, parents, and families as one of multiple measures of their academic progress. Beginning with the Class of 2020, the statewide assessments in math and English language arts taken in the 10th grade can also be used as one of eight pathways to graduation.

The statewide assessments are an important way of measuring system progress, and they are also a significant component of the Washington School Improvement Framework, the tool our state uses to see which schools need the most support.

The assessments used in Washington are among the most rigorous in the nation. This is evident when comparing results of the statewide assessments to those on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a representative survey of student achievement nationwide. NAEP results from 2017 show Washington’s students continually perform near the top in national comparisons.

Viewing Assessment Results

Assessment results for math, English language arts, and science are available for the state as well as by school and school district on the state Report Card. Users can also download data files from the Report Card if they are interested in more detail.

Parents and families should contact their student’s school or school district for more information about their student’s assessment results.

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