CVA is a public education program required to administer state assessments. Therefore, all CVA students in grades 3-8 and at the high school level are expected to participate in state assessments at each grade level. High school students earning a diploma through CVA must take and pass the tests indicated on the State Testing website as part of their graduation requirements. For more information on the Washington State Comprehensive Assessment Program, access the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) website at www.k12.wa.us/assessment.
CVA students will take state assessment exams at a time and place prearranged by CVA staff. CVA teachers will be discussing state testing with their families and can answer questions and concerns that families may have. When the State releases paper test results, they will be mailed directly to the student's home address.
For ages where no state assessment is administered, an alternative method of assessment that measures a student’s academic progress each year will be administered. Annual assessments are a requirement of all enrolled CVA students as per WAC 392-121-182.
If ALE students choose to opt out of state assessments, parents are expected to sign and submit the attached refusal form to their teachers.
The state assessment system, called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP), comprises tests for grades 3-12. The state tests are administered throughout the school year during the months of November, January, March, April, May and June.
For grade-specific assessments and other valuable testing information, please visit the State Testing Overview page on the OSPI website.