Washington state releases student test results

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More than 90 percent of 12th graders in the Class of 2014 passed all of their assessment graduation requirements and younger grades had ups and downs, according to the official score release for the 2014 administration of Washington’s state tests. Tests include the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPEs) and End-of-Course (EOC) exams for students in high school-level courses, and Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) for grades 3 through 8.

“We’re holding steady from last year,” State Superintendent Randy Dorn said during a press conference this morning. “Students and teachers have worked hard to get here. At this point, there aren’t any significant changes.”

Results must be seen through a different lens this year. Last spring, the U.S. Department of Education refused to renew Washington’s waiver from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), including the reporting of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), for the 2014-15 school year. After a long summer of waiting and wondering, state test results finally reveal which schools met – and did not meet – AYP.

Full story, including test scores by subject and grade, and links to AYP lists: http://ow.ly/AMQN9