Warden School District students participate in all state testing including the following:
- Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)
The MSP is given to students in grades 3-8 to measure student progress. This test is usually taken during the last month of school. In 2010, our Middle School students took the MSP online. All students take reading and mathematics tests. Grades 4 and 7 take a writing test. A science test is given to 5th and 8th grade students.
- High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
This test measures the proficiency of students in high school and serves as the state’s exit exam. Students must pass this assessment or a state-approved alternative in reading and writing in order to be eligible to graduate. The HSPE is given on three dates in March and April. Sophomores participate in the HSPE.
- End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)
End-of-course assessments for high school Mathematics are to be implemented statewide by the 2010-11 school year and replacing the Mathematics portion of the HSPE. End-of-course assessments for high school Science are to be implemented statewide by spring 2012 and replacing the Science portion of the HSPE. Algebra and Geometry EOC assessments will take place in May 2011.
- Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS)
The WAAS provides multiple ways for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) to participate in the state testing system.
- Second Grade Fluency and Accuracy Assessment
Every student is assessed at the beginning of second grade using a grade-level equivalent oral reading passage. In Warden, our second grade students take the DIBELS.
- Washington Language Proficiency Test II (WLPT-II)
The WLPT-II annually assesses the growth of the state’s English language learners. Students in grades K-12 are tested in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs) and Classroom-Based Performance Assessments (CBPAs)
The state supports the development of classroom-based assessments that are based on the state’s learning standards and help guide day-to-day instruction. State curriculum specialists create tasks and questions that model good assessments and provide them to local school districts.
In addition to the state mandated tests, our second through twelfth grade students participate in MAP (measurement of academic progress) testing. We use the NWEA test for MAP testing. NWEA adapts to the child in real-time as the test progresses for a detailed picture of student progress.