About the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP)

  • For more information, including accessing the Smarter Balanced practice and training tests, visit the WCAP Web portal.
  • Washington’s rigorous learning standards for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.
  • For more information on the accessibility supports available for Smarter Balanced testing read the Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations for State Assessments document. It is available in the User Guides & Manuals folder of the Students & Families section of the WCAP Portal.

Parent Guides

  • Ready WA: This Web site provides resources and information for parents and guardians about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments.
  • Your Child’s Progress: Short handouts, available in ten different languages, that broadly cover state learning standards and testing in grades K-12.

Parent Roadmaps

These grade- and subject-specific documents provided by the Council of the Great City Schools can help you learn more about student expectations, including the types of learning activities students may encounter in their classroom, and what you can do to help them learn outside of school. You are also encouraged to reach out to the student’s school administration and teachers to talk about ways to help the student succeed.

Visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website for answers to frequently asked questions.