SEATTLE – Students, parents and school officials who still are confused about what statewide tests are required for graduation should get some clarification.
State education officials say they are going to release more information about the state’s new assessment system today.
In January, state schools chief Randy Dorn announced that the Washington Assessment of Student Learning would be replaced with two new state tests starting next school year.
Spokesman Chris Barron of the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction says plans for the new tests are moving ahead despite the economic downturn.
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Next week, school officials will be releasing the results from the spring WASL tests.
Washington high school students will have one more opportunity to take the WASL, in August. After that, they’ll still have to pass a test to graduate, but it will be called something else.