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Assessment Areas for Washington

Teacher candidates in the state of Washington are to select the assessment with the (Washington) designation. Candidates should confirm assessment selection with their faculty advisor before registering.

  • Agricultural Education (Washington)
  • Business Education (Washington)
  • Classical Languages (Washington)
  • Early Childhood (Washington)
  • Elementary Literacy (Washington)
  • Elementary Mathematics (Washington)
  • English as an Additional Language (Washington)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Washington)
  • Health Education (Washington)
  • K–12 Performing Arts (Washington)
  • Library Specialist (Washington)
  • Physical Education (Washington)
  • Secondary English-Language Arts (Washington)
  • Secondary History/Social Studies (Washington)
  • Secondary Mathematics (Washington)
  • Secondary Science (Washington)
  • Special Education (Washington)
  • Technology and Engineering Education (Washington)
  • Visual Arts (Washington)
  • World Language (Washington)

Note: As of June 26, 2016, the Education Technology Specialist assessment is no longer available for Washington state candidates.

Passing Scores for Washington

edTPA passing scores for Washington were approved by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

The PESB has determined that the 15 possible points that can be obtained in Student Voice will not contribute towards meeting the passing score until fall 2019. Therefore, candidates will need to meet the current passing standard based on their scores on Tasks 1, 2, and 3.

For edTPA assessment areas not listed below, the PESB has not yet adopted the area as consequential and there is no state passing standard. For those fields, institutions may use their own passing standards to determine if the candidate will be recommended for a residency credential.

Although the Student Voice rubrics will not contribute towards meeting the statewide passing score the PESB has determined that candidates must still complete the requirements and the Student Voice rubrics will be scored. The PESB has approved that institutions may use their own passing scores for those Student Voice rubrics to determine if the candidate will be recommended for a residency credential.

edTPA Assessment Area Washington Total Score Passing Standard*
  • Early Childhood (Washington)
  • Elementary Literacy (Washington)
  • Elementary Mathematics (Washington)
  • K–12 Performing Arts (Washington)
  • Physical Education (Washington)
  • Secondary English-Language Arts (Washington)
  • Secondary History/Social Studies (Washington)
  • Secondary Mathematics (Washington)
  • Secondary Science (Washington)
  • Special Education (Washington)

40 Points out of 75

*Student Voice points do not contribute towards meeting the passing standard

  • Classical Languages (Washington)
  • World Language (Washington)

34 Points out of 65

*Student Voice points do not contribute towards meeting the passing standard

Note: As of June 26, 2016, the Education Technology Specialist assessment is no longer available for Washington state candidates.

Timeline During the 2017–2019 edTPA Program Years Beginning with the 2019–2020 edTPA Program Year (Fall 2019)
Submission Dates Submissions between September 28, 2017–August 15, 2019 Submissions after August 15, 2019, which marks the final 2018–2019 program year submission deadline.
Score Reporting Dates Score reporting dates between October 19, 2017–September 5, 2019 First score report date* of the 2019–2020 program year (following the final 2018–2019 program year reporting date of September 5, 2019)
edTPA Passing Score 40
(34 for World/Classical Languages)
47 inclusive of SV
(41 for World/Classical Languages)

*Note the exact date is TBD at this time.

** World Languages & Classical Languages

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

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