TEST FEES AND PAYMENT POLICIES

The WEST program is now 100% computer-based. Paper-based testing fees no longer apply.

Test Registration Fees
Registration processing fee* — paper-based testing
$10

Registration processing fee* — computer-based testing
$35

WEST–B paper-based subtest fee (Reading, Mathematics, or Writing)
$25 each

WEST–B computer-based subtest fee (Reading, Mathematics, or Writing)
$40 each

WEST–B computer-based test fee (Reading, Mathematics, and Writing)
$120

WEST–E subtest fee (for Elementary Education and Middle Level Humanities)
$60 each

WEST–E test fee (all tests except for Designated World Languages [100])
$120 each

WEST–E Designated World Languages (100) test fee
$60

Late registration fee (paper-based testing)
$30

Emergency registration fee (paper-based testing) $70
 
Additional Service Fees
Change of registration fee (paper-based testing) $15

Score verification fee (paper-based testing)

   WEST–B written responses
      (any or all subtests taken on one date)
$50
   WEST–E constructed response 
      (available for Designated World Languages: Latin [101])
$50

Expanded Diagnostic Feedback Service

   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 Elementary Education or Middle Level Humanities
      (any or all subtests taken on one date)
$65
   WEST–E Designated World Languages: Latin (101) multiple-choice section only
$65
   WEST–E Designated World Languages: Latin (101) 
      multiple-choice section and constructed-response section
$140
   All other WEST–E tests
$65

Fee for additional copy of WEST–B or WEST–E test results (per copy)
$10

Fee to clear an account (for example, due to a disputed credit card charge)
$20

*Processing fee is paid once per paper-based administration or computer-based test registration.

A limited number of financial aid vouchers have been made available by the PESB through Washington educator preparation programs. Institutions will provide candidates with an electronic voucher code. Candidates will redeem vouchers during the registration process by entering the code on the payment screen (similar to the entry of a credit card number).

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Paper-based testing. If after registering for the WEST you wish to withdraw from one or more tests or subtests for which you have registered, you must submit a Withdrawal/Refund Request Form on the Internet or send your completed Withdrawal/Refund Request Form for Paper-Based Testing to Evaluation Systems by U.S. mail or fax. This form must be received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on the late registration deadline. Refer to "Changing Your Registration" for information about how to submit the Withdrawal/Refund Request Form.

If you withdraw by the late registration deadline, you will receive a refund in the amount of

The registration processing fee will not be refunded. If you registered during the late registration period, the late registration fee will not be refunded. Refunds will be issued approximately five weeks after the test date.

You may not withdraw your registration or receive a refund if you register during the emergency registration period. If you are absent from the test, you will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.

Computer-based testing. If after registering for a WEST computer-based test you wish to withdraw your registration, you may do so according to the following procedure:

If you have not yet scheduled your test: Submit a withdrawal request through your account.

If you have already scheduled your test:

  1. First, cancel your test appointment at least 24 hours before your scheduled testing time. To cancel your appointment, log in to your account, click "Reschedule," and follow the instructions provided.
  2. After cancelling your test appointment, submit a withdrawal request through your account.

If your original registration was for one test session to include all subtests of Elementary Education, Middle Level Humanities, or WEST–B, withdrawal of the registration will apply to all subtests. You may not withdraw from or receive a refund for a subtest(s) if your original registration was for all subtests.

If you withdraw your registration before your Authorization to Test expires and before you have scheduled your test appointment or if you cancel your test appointment at least 24 hours before your scheduled testing time and then withdraw your registration, you will receive a full refund of your test fees. The registration processing fee will not be refunded.

If you are absent from the test, you will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.

Payment Methods

The fees for Internet registration, telephone registration, and changes to registration made on the Internet must be paid using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without a VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted. The merchant name that will appear on your credit card statement is "Eval Systems Test Fee."

The fees for services requested by U.S. mail ("Additional Service Fees" in the table above) must be paid by cashier's check or money order; personal checks are not accepted for these services. Checks and money orders must be made payable to Evaluation Systems in U.S. dollars. Please write the last five digits of your social security number on your payment. Do not send cash.

Payment Policies

If you register to take the same test on multiple test dates and pass the test on the first test date, you will not be issued a refund for your additional registrations on the basis of your passing performance.

If you have any outstanding balance owed by you to Evaluation Systems after a test administration for which you were registered, all of your scores for that test date may be permanently voided and therefore not reported to you; to the PESB; to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Office of Certification; or to any institutions.

The following policies apply to you when you have an outstanding balance with Evaluation Systems:

If a credit card charge for an Evaluation Systems service for you is disputed:

Additionally, if a personal check submitted by you is returned by the bank: