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Elementary and Middle School Spring State Assessments

This spring, all third through eighth grade students in Washington State will take an assessment called the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP). The MSP measures a student’s progress toward mastering basic skills in mathematics, reading, writing, and science.

Who Takes What

  • Reading MSP: Grades 3-8 (online)
  • Writing MSP: Grades 4 and 7 (paper pencil)
  • Mathematics MSP: Grades 3-8 (online)
  • Science MSP: Grades 5 and 8 (online)

Benefits of Taking the MSP

  • Teachers and staff can gain information about students’ progress toward meeting grade-level expectations and can better plan curriculum, instruction, and student placement.  
  • Students become familiar with the test and have several chances to get feedback on their performance before taking the HSPE/EOC as a graduation requirement.

Help Your Child Be Successful

  • Look for an announcement of testing days for your school and make sure your child attends school on these days.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep the night before testing and that he or she eats a nutritious breakfast on testing days.
  • Visit the Cheney School District web site and look under Parent Resources to find information that will help you prepare your child for the MSP including access to demonstrations of the online testing format.