College Bound Requirements (Below) 

    All 34 of Washington’s public community and technical colleges, all six public baccalaureate institutions, and nine private independent colleges have agreed to consider SBA test scores when deciding whether or not students need to take pre-college (remedial) courses.  High school graduates who meet the following requirements can skip pre-college (remedial) courses and place directly into entry-level college courses.


    • Score a 3 or 4 on the high school SBA
    • Take appropriate senior-year English and quantitative (math) coursework
    • Enroll in college in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.
    Additional testing may be necessary to enroll in higher-level college courses.


    Students should have received score reports mailed home to them (9/16).  If they have lost their score reports, new ones can be printed from the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the WCAP portal.  Here is a list of participating colleges SBA colleges.  Also attached is the Top 3 Reasons to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

    SBA Cut Scores:
    SBA Cut Scores  
    For more information on SBA Cut Scores.  Please visit the OSPI Webpage.  [Link
    First, the Board wants to emphasize that Level 3 remains the goal for all students on the new (SBAC) assessments. A Level 3 score represents a career and college-ready score for our students.