Each Spring, Hidden Creek students in grades 3-6, participate in the Washington State Measurements of Student Progress, or MSP. The MSP reading, math and science exams take one day. The writing exam takes two days. Schools and districts have the choice to pick their testing days within the testing windows. Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 are assessed in reading and mathematics. Additionally, students in grade 4 are assessed in writing, and students in grade 5 are assessed in science.
Help Your Child do well on the MSP
When you talk about the MSP at home, please keep your conversations positive, and let your student know you are proud of how he or she is growing and learning. Minimize stress by reminding your child the assessment is a chance to “show what you know.” Most importantly, make sure your student knows you will continue to love him or her no matter what. The children at Hidden Creek work extremely hard each year, and we are so proud of each and every student.
During the weeks of testing, here are a few ways to help your child do his or her best:
Try to ensure a high protein, low sugar breakfast is consumed each day.
Assure your child gets plenty of sleep.
Try to minimize conflict. This might be the time to let your student wear the orange striped pants and purple flowered shirt.
Be your child’s cheerleader and remind him or her of your love.
Please have your child here on time. Testing starts at the beginning of the day.
Please try to avoid scheduling any appointment or vacation that might cause your student to miss a testing day.
We appreciate your commitment to you child’s education and your continued support for our school community.
If you have questions regarding the MSP, please contact Dave Listoe, Instructional Specialist at 360-443-3094.
Hidden Creek Results from Previous Years