What happens if a student does not pass a HSPE or EOC?
If a student attempts and fails a HSPE or EOC two times, s/he may be eligible to submit an eCOE (an electronic, or online, Collection of Evidence). For this option, students work closely under the supervision of an English or math teacher to master the skills and objectives outlined by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This Collection of Evidence is submitted electronically to the state for evaluation.
Because HSPE and EOC testing only occurs twice a year, it is essential that students continue to make attempts at the tests they are not passing. Evaluating the exams and Collections of Evidence takes a minimum of eight weeks, sometimes longer. Therefore, a senior could find himself submitting a Collection of Evidence and retaking a HSPE or EOC at the same time. We want to make sure each of our students has every opportunity to meet state standards.