Measurements of Student Progress

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The Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), successor to the WASL, was a test taken by students throughout Washington state, ranging from grades 3-8.[1] The SBAC has taken its place.


The MSP tested Mathematics, Science, Reading, and Writing.

  • Mathematics consisted of multiple choice questions with skills learned in the grade.
  • Reading consisted of multiple choice questions and free response questions. Students read a story then answered the questions.
  • Writing consisted of writing two stories. A prompt was included.
  • Science included multiple choice questions related to different science processes. There was a sample lab in which the student conducted analysis and conclusion.

Mathematics and Reading were tested in grades 3-8. Science was tested in grades 5 and 8. Writing was tested in grades 4 and 7.[2]


  1. ^ "Measurements of Student Progress". Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Measurement of Student Progress".

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