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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries


This guide links to key Education resources including databases and statistics.

Current West E Information

OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) teacher assessment explanation

The specific Washington State certification tests are called West-B (for entering a teacher education program) and West-E (to earn grade level and subject endorsements).

EWU Libraries has study guides for 22 subject areas of the WEST-E. They are available at the JFK Library circulation desk for one week checkout. All are listed in the library catalog Keyword "West-E".

Please be aware that few study guides are published for the WEST-E, and many of those available are of poor quality. The Library's selection of study guides is not extensive, for that reason: if you have questions about studying for the WEST-E, please feel free to contact the Education Librarian (whose contact info is on this guide, on the left).

Further Information

Washington State Teaching Certificate Renewal

Certification renewal standards are governed by state law and administrative policy, and have changed frequently in recent years. Please refer to OSPI's certificate renewal information on their website for up-to-date answers about current standards.