The High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) measures the proficiency of students in high school and serves as the state's exit exam in reading and writing. Students must pass this assessment or state-approved alternatives in reading and writing to be eligible to graduate from high school. Proficiency in math and biology is measured with the state’s End of Course (EOC) exams, given each January and June. The next EOC math and biology retakes are scheduled for January 2013.
High school students received their individual state assessment score reports in June. State assessment score reports for grades 3–8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), grades 7-12 End of Course (EOC) math and biology exams will be mailed to district families in mid-to-late September. The state will release assessment summary reports for districts and schools in September.
The next High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) test administration is August 14-16. Students who were in grades 10, 11 and 12 during the 2011-12 school year, as well as non-enrolled 12th graders, are eligible to participate in the August 2012 HSPE. Ninth grade students are not eligible.
Registration for summer HSPE testing through the state office ended on June 24. If a student was unable to register by the June 24 deadline, the school district is providing a waiting list for students who want to take the exams but were unable to register through the state office. Students on a waiting list will be accommodated if space, materials and staffing are available. Please contact Brian Rick at email@example.com or (360) 676-6470 ext. 2023 for more information.
Students who have registered for the August HSPE should arrive at Squalicum High School by 8:00 a.m. each morning of testing. Please enter through the main doors.
The tests are untimed, though most students will finish before noon. On each testing day, students are required to bring an official school or government picture ID. Students may bring their spring 2012 HSPE Score Report or registration confirmation, if available, and lunch, if needed.