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-B exception rule:  Praxis 1: Reading 177 or 325 CBT; Writing 174 or 321 CBT; Math 176 or 321(CBT) and Praxis CORE Reading, 156; Writing 158; Math 142. 
  • 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)
  • NES: A scale score of 220 represents the minimum passing score for the test. For more information on which NES tests have replaced WEST-E tests, visit NES transition.
  • 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.