The Collection of Evidence (COE) is a state approved alternative assessment.
The COE is an evaluation of a set of work samples based on classroom work, prepared by the student, with instructional support from a teacher. Passing a COE satisfies the assessment requirement for a specific content area and will contribute to earning a Certificate of Academic Achievement. This option is one of several assessments options available to Washington State high school students. Students must meet eligibility criteria to access the COE.
Starting in 2013-2014 students may submit a COE in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and/or Biology. They may submit only one collection per content area during their high school education. Eligibility to submit a COE requires a student to have taken the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in reading and/or writing or End of Course (EOC) in mathematics and/or biology two times without meeting standard prior to submitting a collection. See the COE Guidelines for 2013-2014 policies.
Collections must meet eligibility and sufficiency requirements to qualify for scoring. For eligibility requirements students should talk to their teacher and/or counselor.
COE Scores Needed to Meet Standard or Augment a Collection:
| COE Scores || Points Possible || Met Standard || |
| Reading || 96 || 72 || 66-71 |
| Writing || 24 || 17 || 15-16 |
| Math - Year 1 || 32 || 24 || 22-23 |
| Math - Year 2 || 24 || 14 || 12-13 |
| Biology||TBD ||TBD ||The performance standard (cut score) for the biology COE will be determined in the summer of 2014 |
For the 2013-2014 school year, the submission deadlines are:
| Collection of Evidence Submission Dates 2013 - 2014|
|Reading and Writing, Mathematics || Biology || Who may submit |
| Scores on WAMS|
| January 22, 2014 |
| N/A || |
12th grade students who have attempted the state assessment two times
March 14, 2014 - Reading and Writing
March 28, 2014 - Mathematics
| April 30, 2014 |
| N/A || |
Students who are augmentation eligible in reading, writing and/or mathematics
|May 30, 2014|
| June 11, 2014|| June 11, 2014||All students who meet the eligibility requirements|
July 18, 2014 - Reading and Writing
August 8, 2014 - Mathematics
August 29, 2014 - Biology