West B & West E Exams
Highline offers West (Washington Educator Skills Test) testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All testing registration, scheduling and score reporting will be managed through Washington Educator Skills Test website.
Frequently Asked Questions
West-B is required for:
- Candidates applying for admission to the Highline College Teaching & Early Learning BAS program and other state-approved educator preparation programs
- Applicants certified out of state who are applying for a Washington State teaching certificate
West-E is required for:
- Candidates adding an endorsement to a new or existing Washington State Teaching Certificate
- Candidate testing while in the Highline College Teaching & Early Learning BAS program
Preparation for both of these exams is strongly encouraged. Preparation materials for all sections of the West B are available in interactive and easy to use modules.
You must have Power Point to access these documents, download for free here if you do not have.
Click here to access the Make a Plan module
Click here to access the Math preparation module
Click here to access the Reading preparation module
Click here to access the Writing preparation module
To study for the West E, log onto the Washington Educator Skills Test website
Log onto Washington Educator Skills Test website and create an account. You will be able to register, pay for the exam, view test dates and locations, as well as view your scores and find preparation materials
Testing is offered Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The West B exams: Reading (2 hours), Writing (3 hours), Math (2 hours)
We recommend that students take the Writing exam on its own and not combined with another subject.
If all subjects are taken at one time, the total exam time is 5 hours for all subjects combined.
West E exam: Each sub-section is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The test fee for the West B exam is $75 for a single subject or $155 for all 3 taken at one time.
The test fee for the West E exams are $155 per exam.
Both the West B and West E exams have a passing score of 240 for each subject/sub-test.