Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology EOC Details
Types of questions:Multiple-Choice (1 point each)Completion (1 point each)Short-Answer (2 points each)
Calculators are allowed. We recommended using the calculator with which you are most familiar. It needs to have exponent, square root and cube root buttons. For the Geometry EOC, it needs to also have trig buttons (sin, cos and tan) and be in degree mode. If you use a TI-Nspire, it will be put in Press-to-Test mode. If you use a TI-84, the memory will be cleared.
Other materials allowed:Ruler (Alg 1, Geo and Bio) Protractor (Alg 1 and Geo)Compass (Geo only)
This formula sheet will be available on the Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC.
Writing HSPE Details
Students will be asked to write to two prompts, one for the purpose to explain and the other to persuade. For each prompt, there will be one of two designated forms: a letter or an essay. One prompt will be given on each of the two days.
Reading HSPE Details
There will be a balance of literary and informational passages and questions. Some questions are connected to a passage, and a few are stand-alone questions.
Upcoming Testing Dates
Biology EOC -- Friday, June 7
Algebra 1 EOC -- Monday, June 10
Geometry EOC -- Tuesday, June 11
There is a revised schedule on these days.
To earn a CAA (Certificate of Academic Achievement) and graduate from high school in the state of Washington, students must meet standard on the following exams:
HSPE (High School Proficiency Exams) are given in the spring to all sophomores and upperclassmen who have not previously met standard on these exams. The Issaquah School District also administers HSPE exams in August to students who sign up in June.
EOC (End-of-Course) exams are designed to be taken after studying the material in the course. While most students take EOC exams in June, they are also offered at the end of first semester for students who have already taken the appropriate courses and still need to meet standard on those exams. All sophomores are required to take the Algebra 1 and Biology EOC exams in June if they have not previously met standard on them.
Resources to help students prepare for HSPE and EOC exams are available at right. These resources include sample questions and suggestions to improve scores. Students will have until the end of the school day to complete HSPE and EOC exams if needed.
The following are state-approved alternatives to meeting standard on HSPE and EOC exams. Note that in order to access some of these options, students need to attempt HSPE or EOC exams at least once or twice.
Students receiving special education services may earn a CIA (Certificate of Individual Achievement) and graduate from high school by meeting standard under the WAAS (Washington Alternate Assessment System) according to their IEP (Individualized Education Program).
Students who transfer as juniors or seniors to the state of Washington who passed equivalent exams in their previous state may apply for a waiver. Students who transfer as freshmen or sophomores must meet standard on Washington's exams to graduate from high school.