Washington State requires annual assessment of student learning. The Mead School District uses a variety of assessments to aid in structuring the WSLP and promoting the student’s academic growth.
The state assessment system, called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP), occurs during the months of March, April and May and June of each school year. Students in grades 3-8 and 10-12 are assessed using the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and the End of Course exam (EOC).
Students in grades 3 – 8 and at the high school level are required to take the state assessments at each grade level. High school students earning a diploma through Five Mile Prairie must take and pass the HSPE and End of Course Exams in Math and Science as part of graduation requirements. For more information on the Washington State Comprehensive Assessment Program, access the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website at www.k12.wa.us/assessment.
Five Mile Prairie students will take state assessment exams at a time and place prearranged by Five Mile Prairie staff. Once completed, SBA and/or EOC results will be mailed directly to the student’s home address.