2020-2021 Assessment Calendar and Testing Links
For assessment questions, contact Assessment Coordinator Melissa Karmil at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 385-4487
For ELPA questions, please contact EL Success Coorsinators, Travis Butsch or Shawn Keagle, at (425) 385-4458
For students with an IEP, contact your counselor to confirm assessment requirements.
**All testing dependent on Covid-19
AP (Advanced Placement) Information
Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations.
The PSAT is scheduled for October but is not available this year due to COVID.
The SAT is an entrance exam used by collleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It's a timed multiple-choice reading and math test with optional essay. In addition to measuring college readiness, it can also be used to meet a graduation pathway in Washington state. Everett Public Schools offers the SAT with essay once per year to all 11th graders at no cost. Our school day SAT is scheduled for March 3, 2021 and is dependent on College Board's offerings and subject to changing COVID-19 circumstances.
The ACT test is an admission test used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a timed multiple-choice test divided into four sections: English, reading, math and science. There is an optional 40-minute writing portion. The ACT can be used to meet a graduation pathway in Washington State.
Smarter balanced assessments are Washington's statewide summative assessments in English Language Arts and math. Summative assessments determine students' progress toward college and career readiness in English language arts/literacy and math. Everett Public Schools tests 10th graders in ELA and math and 11th graders in science.
Do Students Need to Take the Assessment to Graduate?
From OSPI: Assessment results are necessary in order to have a complete High School and Beyond plan, which is a graduation requirement. In addition, the results from the 10th grade ELA and math tests should be used to inform course-taking for the next two years of high school. When a 10th grade student demonstrates they have met standard on the test, they will have greater course-taking flexibility. Meeting standard on the high school test is one of the pathways a student can use to demonstrate post-secondary career or college readiness.
Scores are sent home a few months after testing. Click here for more score information.
The Washington Comprehensive Asseessment of Science (WCAS) measures the level of proficiency that Washington students have achieved based on the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards, which are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). All students are assessed on their knowledge of the standards through the WCAS in grades 5, 8 and 11. The tests fulfill the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement that students be tested in science once at each level: elementary, middle and high school. House Bill 1599 (2019) removed the high school science graduation requirement, however, EPS11th graders take the WCAS for state and federal accountability purposes.
World Language Assessment
Earn Wolrd Language Credit
Students who can fluently read, write, speak and listen in a language other than English in grades 7 though 12 can earn high school credit in a world language by successfully passing district-approved assessments. A passing score on this test demonstrates language proficiency in the content areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing in this language.
- Students can earn up to four credits, depending on the level of proficiency why demonstrate on the assessments across all four content areas.
- Students will earn proficiency-based high school credits, may meet the world language credit requirement for graduation and may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma.
- World Language Assessments are offered twice per year, in the fall and spring. Testing is dependent on Covid circumstances.
For questions about specific language exams or for more information, please contact: WLA@everettsd.org
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, thee ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school or a military career.