Classroom-Based Assessments

THE LAW

RCW 28A.230.095 requires that school districts shall have in place in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools assessments or other strategies chosen by the district to assure that students have an opportunity to learn the essential academic learning requirements in Social Studies, The Arts, and Health and Fitness.  In addition, school districts shall require students in the fourth or fifth grade, seventh or eighth grade, and the eleventh or twelfth grade to each complete at least one OSPI-developed Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) in civics.  To demonstrate implementation of these assessments, school districts are required to submit an annual implementation verification report to OSPI that assessments or other strategies were completed or not completed in Social Studies, The Arts, and Health and Fitness.


 

Social Studies

The Arts

Health and Fitness

Elementary
(Grades K-5 or K-6)

At least one assessment in Social Studies by the end of 5th grade.
• A civics assessment must be administered at 4th or 5th grade (the Civics CBA can fulfill the Social Studies CBA).

At least one assessment in each of The Arts disciplines being studied (dance, music, theatre, visual arts) by the end of 5th grade.

At least one assessment in Health AND at least one assessment in Fitness by the end of 5th grade.

Middle School
(Grades 6-8 or 7-9)

At least one assessment in Social Studies by the end of 8th grade.
• A civics assessment must be administered at 7th or 8th grade (the Civics CBA can fulfill the Social Studies CBA).

At least one assessment in each of The Arts disciplines being studied (dance, music, theatre, visual arts) by the end of 8th grade.

At least one assessment in Health AND at least one assessment in Fitness by the end of 8th grade.

High School
(Grades 9-12 or 10-12)

At least one assessment in Social Studies by the end of high school.
• A civics assessment must be administered at 11th or 12th grade (the Civics CBA can fulfill the Social Studies CBA).

At least one assessment in each of The Arts disciplines being studied (dance, music, theatre, visual arts) by the end of high school.

At least one assessment in Health AND at least one assessment in Fitness by the end of high school.

 Helpful Links

CBA Site at OSPI

Arts CBPA Site at OSPI

Health and Fitness CBA Site at OSPI 

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