Frequently Asked Questions

    Passing Scores for Washington Assessments

    The information below reflects only the minimum required passing score of each assessment. It does not include any other requirements that are needed to obtain a licensure and/or certificate to practice or teach in the state of Washington.

    • WEST-B: Results for each sub-test are reported on a scale with a range of 100-300. A scaled score of 240 represents the minimum passing score for each subtest. (Score Reports)
    • WEST-B alternatives: SAT and ACT scores will now be accepted as an alternative exam for the WEST-B.  For more information, visit WEST-B alternatives.
    • WEST-E: A scale score of 240 represents the minimum passing score for the test. Performance indicators are provided for each domain of the test. These indicators can help candidates understand his/her strengthens and weakness on the tests. (Score Reports)
    • ProTeach: There are 12 criteria and each criteria receives a score. The 12 scores are summed to form a composite score. Each criterion will be scored on a 4-point rubric. A passing composite score must meet or exceed 31. (Score Reports)
    • Praxis II: School counselor test (#0421) passing score is 156; School psychologist test (#0401) passing score is 165.
    • edTPA: There are 15 rubrics and each rubric receives a score. The 15 rubrics are summed to form a composite score. A passing composite score must meet or exceed 35 (except for the World and Classical Language which is 30).  The Student Voice rubrics will not contribute towards meeting the statewide passing score but candidates must complete the Student Voice rubrics and those rubrics will be scored.  For more information visit edTPA passing scores for Washington.

    For questions concerning requirements for candidates that hold out-of-state licensure or credential, please visit the OSPI Certification Department.