The Washougal School District is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey. Washougal High School students in the 10th and 12th grade will be taking the survey on Monday, October 15 during PRIDE Time (extended PRIDE Time schedule).
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Other language translations of the Parent and Student Information Letter must be approved by the Washington State Institutional Review Board. If you are considering doing a translation, please contact Susan Richardson at SurveyAdmin@AskHYS.net.
Results of the Healthy Youth Survey are used to support our youth and reduce their risks.Every two years, school districts around the state survey students in grades six, eight, ten, and twelve on a wide variety of health topics. The survey is sponsored by the Department of Health, the Family Policy Council, and other state agencies. It asks questions that are related to students’ risk of injury, health and alcohol and drug use.
Because the same survey has been administered over time, changes in attitudes and/or patterns of behavior can be observed. Any differences between school or district results and state results may also emerge. Survey results are used by schools, the district, communities and the state and local health departments to plan and to evaluate programs to support our youth and to reduce their risks.
Washougal High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSTQ on Wednesday, October 10. The exam is FREE for interested sophomores and juniors. The important information is below:
What: PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
When: Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 @ 7:50 am – 11:30 am
Where: Small Gym
Who: All interested Sophomores (Class of 2021) & Juniors (Class of 2020)
How much: FREE to all WHS Students
How: Sign up in the Counseling Center and receive a free practice booklet
Why: See the important reasons below
See below for helpful information on understanding student’s PSAT scores and how students can use them to prepare for the SAT.
Visit collegeboard.com/psat for general information regarding the PSAT.
For official PSAT practice visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice
College Board Account | The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
PSAT Score Report Video | Understand your scores and how to link your test results with free Khan Academy® practice tests tailored just for you to prepare for the SAT.
Class of 2019 – Seniors who have not met the English Language Arts and/or math graduation requirement will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment(s) during the following dates:
Class of 2020 – Juniors will have the opportunity to meet the English Language Arts and/or math graduation requirements by taking the Smarter Balance Assessment(s) during the following dates in their English and math classes:
Class of 2021 – Sophomores will have the opportunity to meet the English Language Arts and/or math graduation requirements by taking the Smarter Balance Assessment(s) during the following dates in their English and math classes:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Information
Comprehensive Assessment Portal: AIR’s Washington Comprehensive Assessment Portal now available
There are two main components to the SBA: a computer adaptive test, a classroom activity, and a performance task.
Parents and students have access to sets of questions aligned to the new Washington state standards. Each practice pest has about 30 questions as well as an answer key. You will find the practice tests at the following link: http://wa.portal.airast.org/training-tests/.
The Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS) is a component of Washington’s comprehensive assessment program focused on providing access for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to the state testing system.
WAAS includes the following assessment instruments:
WAAS-Portfolio. Designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities, the Portfolio is a collection of data aligned to specific skills that a student demonstrates in a classroom setting.
Basic. A determination by a student’s IEP team to establish a proficient score at Level 2, or Basic, on the state’s annual assessment. This score determination process is accessible for all students on an IEP in grades 3 through 8 and high school. The MSP/HSPE Basic cannot be used for state and federal accountability; at the high school level the HSPE Basic can be used to meet state graduation requirements.
Off Grade Level Assessment(s). The developmentally appropriate proficiency exams (DAPE) are accessible by 11th and 12th grade students only for purpose of meeting state graduation requirements. Each assessment is constructed to determine student skills at either elementary or middle school level of knowledge; a student may access the DAPE in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. Meeting standard is scoring at or above Level 3 or Proficient.
Locally Determined Assessment (LDA). A series of state-prescribed assessments available in the content areas of reading, writing, and mathematics that can be selected and administered at the local school. The LDA is accessible by 12th grade students only for purpose of meeting state graduation requirements. Meeting standard is scoring at or above the established minimum grade equivalency (G.E.) for the prescribed test.
Awareness Level Waiver. For students with disabilities at extreme low levels of cognitive interaction, IEP teams and associated districts can pursue a waiver from further state testing and the state graduation requirements linked to the state’s assessment program.
More WAAS Information: