WASL testing will take place this spring!
Since state Superintendent Randy Dorn announced a plan in January to replace the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), there has been some confusion from students and families in regards to the state testing in 2009.
It is important to know that the WASL will not be replaced until next year. In the meantime, all students in grades 3-8 and 10 will still take the WASL and we hope that all parents will continue to encourage their children to participate and do their best on the state test, as the results still are important in measuring student progress and proficiency. High school students should especially continue to take the tests seriously because the state still requires that a student pass certain WASL tests before he or she can receive a high school diploma. It is federal law that all students in those grades participate in state testing.
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Follow this link to learn more about the WASL test