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Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST)

Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service (WEST Tests)

Purpose

The purpose of the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is to provide you with detailed information about your performance on a WEST test that you did not pass. The service is designed to reveal more clearly areas of strength and weakness on the test so that you may better prepare to take the test again.

The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service is not a score verification service. Requests for the service will not change your score on a test. Also, the service is not designed to provide you with suggestions for study aids and other preparation activities that may help improve your performance on a test. You are encouraged to consult with the advisor or director at your educator preparation program for information about preparing to take the WEST.

Options

If you did not pass a WEST test, you may request the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service and receive: (a) a review of your overall performance on the multiple-choice questions, and (b) the percentage of multiple-choice questions that you answered correctly for each content domain and each objective on the test.

If you did not pass the WEST–B Writing subtest, the WEST–E Computer Science (073) test, or the WEST–E Designated World Languages: Latin (101) test, you may also request feedback on the constructed-response section of the test. If you request this feedback, you will receive a review of your written and/or oral responses to the constructed-response assignments based on the performance characteristics that describe the criteria for scoring the assignments. Note that the constructed-response section contributes approximately 33 percent to your scaled total test score for the WEST–B Writing, 15 percent to your scaled total test score for WEST–E Computer Science (073) test, and 20 percent to your scaled total test score for WEST–E Designated World Languages: Latin (101).

Rules and Availability

All rules as specified on the current program website, including the Rules of Test Participation, as well as the rules listed below, apply to the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service.

The Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service will be available for six months after the date on which you took a test and did not pass.

Your request for the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service will be processed only after the score report date corresponding to the date on which you took a test and did not pass. (See Scores for a complete list of test dates and corresponding score report dates.) Requests submitted before the applicable score report date will be held and will not be processed until after the score report date.

Allow up to six weeks from receipt of your request for delivery. Please note that this delivery time allowance pertains only to requests submitted on or after the score report date corresponding to the date on which you took a test and did not pass.

Requesting the Service

To request the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service, complete the Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service Request Form opens a PDF document and send it to Evaluation Systems with the correct payment.

The fees for this service are as shown in the table below. Payment must be made by cashier's check or money order only.

Test Fee
WEST–B multiple-choice questions only (any or all subtests taken on one date) $65
WEST–B multiple-choice questions and written responses (Writing subtest and any other subtests taken on the same date) $140
WEST–E Middle Level Humanities (any or all subtests taken on one date) $65
WEST–E Computer Science (073) or Designated World Languages: Latin (101) multiple-choice section only $65
WEST–E Computer Science (073) or Designated World Languages: Latin (101) multiple-choice section and constructed-response section $140
All other WEST–E tests $65