OSPI-Developed Classroom Assessments
(formerly known as CBA's)
OSPI has developed assessments that can be used by classroom teachers throughout the school year to gauge
students' understanding of the learning standards (EALRs/GLEs). These
assessments are commonly referred to as the Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs)
and Classroom-Based Performance Assessments (CBPAs).
assessments can be used as formative assessments within the classroom,
and as summative assessments when the scores are reported to the school
district and to OSPI.
Assessments are used to ensure that students are gaining key skills and
knowledge in Social Studies, The Arts, and
Health/Fitness and Technology.
RCW 28.A230.095 requires that school districts shall have in
place in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools assessments or
other strategies chosen by the district to assure that students have an
opportunity to learn the essential academic learning requirements in Social
Studies, The Arts, and Health and Fitness. In addition, school district shall
require students in the fourth or fifth grade, seventh or eighth grade, and the
eleventh or twelfth grade to each complete at least one OSPI-developed
Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) in civics. To demonstrate implementation of
these assessments, school districts are required to submit an annual
implementation verification report to OSPI that assessments or other strategies
were completed or not completed in Social Studies, The Arts, and Health and
The Arts CBAs
Health and Fitness CBAs – CBAs must be reported separately;
same CBA cannot be submitted for both.
Social Studies CBAs – At least one Civics CBA must be
reported at each grade band.
Technology CBAs – Technology CBAs are designed to be administered
in conjunction with one of the other CBAs.
use the appropriate grade level form below to submit information
regarding the OSPI Classroom-Based assessments you have given this year.
This form will
be reported to OSPI at the end of May.
Elementary Form: Health and Fitness; Social Studies; The Arts; Technology
Middle School Form: Health and Fitness; Social Studies; The Arts; Technology
High School Form: Health and Fitness; Social Studies; The Arts; Technology