Reaching Academic Excellence


Academic success for all students is an important goal for CK schools.

The District and its schools review test data and classroom assessments annually to identify teaching strategies and staff development that will continuously improve student achievement at all grade levels.

  • Overall, Central Kitsap School District scores above the state average on the Measure of Student Progress (MSP) and the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE).
  • CKSD's SAT scores continue to be consistently above the state and national norm.
  • The number of students taking Advanced Placement courses continues to grow and are above the state and national average. The number of students earning 3 or higher on these tests is also above the state and national average.
  • More than 90 percent of CKSD students graduate on-time, well above the state and national average.
  • While assessments scores are strong compared to state and national averages, Central Kitsap School District has set a goal of 100 percent of our students meeting standards by the year 2014.

About MSP

The Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) is the state's assessment in grades 3-8 for reading, mathematics, science and writing. The MSP, aligned to Washington's learning standards, is designed to inform families, students, and educators of academic progress made over time. The majority of grades and content areas are available to students via an online assessment delivery system. More on state testing in Washington.


About Online Delivery

In spring 2012, Washington continues to transition its assessment program from paper/pencil to online delivery. This year, the majority of Central Kitsap students in grade 5 through 8 reading and math and grades 5 and 8 science will test online.  A quarter of Central Kitsap’s grade 3 students and almost half of students in grade 4 will test reading and math online. During the next three years, online testing will include increasing percentages of participating students. The software and delivery system for online testing is being provided by the state's testing contractor, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). Demo and tutorial products are available to provide hands-on experience to anyone interested in learning more about online testing in Washington. View an online testing demonstration and practice tests, or take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.


Test Schedules


2015-16 Elementary Test Schedule

2015-16 Middle School Test Schedule


2015-16 High School Test Schedule          



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OSPI Washington State Report Card (data by school district)


Washington State Testing
During the 2009-10 school year, two new tests replaced the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).