2016-2017 Assessment Information 
Washington State students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through Mercer Island Schools. These tests help determine students' progress toward college and career readiness as well as offer checkpoints for the school district. Though these tests are required for state and federal accountability Mercer Island School District also values these results and uses them to determine how to best serve our student population. Below you will find information regarding state assessments administered to students on a general education track for graduation.
  • Graduation information can be found  here.
  • Graduation alternatives information can be found here.
  • Achievement levels and testing information can be found here. 
  • Score information here
 Grade  ELA  Math
3 X
4 X X
5 X X
6 X X
7 X
10* X X
11 X X
*These tests are Smarter Balanced Assessments referred to as Exit Exams. Students in 10th grade have a first opportunity to take these exams and, depending upon how a student's score, he/she may not need to take them in 11th grade.
Measurement of Student Progress (MSP)
5th Grade- Science
8th Grade- Science 
End of Course Exams (EOC)
 End-of-Course (EOC) exams in math and biology allow students in grades 9-12 to be tested on the knowledge and skills they’ve gained from taking specific courses.
Math EOCs are based on the Washington State Standards in math and are available in Algebra 1 and Geometry. They are designed using items from the Smarter Balanced math test.
The Biology EOC  is based on the 2009 Washington State Standards in science. This test is used to fulfill assessment graduation requirements for the Class of 2017 and beyond.
The WA-AIM is an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards for students with significant cognitive challenges.