The WEST program is now 100% computer-based. See "Test Selection for Computer-Based Testing" for more information about test session lengths.

This website provides supplementary materials to assist you in understanding the content and format of each of the new Washington Educator Skills Tests—Endorsements (WEST–E).

Washington State Teacher Endorsement Competencies (TECs)

Washington State has established teacher endorsement competencies—statements of knowledge and skills that teachers are expected to master—in each endorsement area recognized by the state. These competencies are used by colleges and universities to guide their preparation programs and also provide the basis for the content testing (WEST–E) required for anyone seeking endorsement(s). To prepare to take the WEST–E, begin by reviewing the TECs for the endorsement(s) you are seeking, which can be viewed on the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website:

Washington State Teacher Endorsement Competencies

Test-Taking Strategies

The information in this document is designed to help candidates understand the structure and content of the tests, develop a study plan, and learn strategies for successful test-taking.

WEST–E Test-Taking Strategies

Preparation Materials

Select a test from the list below to view sample test questions and the test summary and framework.