Washington students take the WASL this week - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington students take the WASL this week

SEATTLE, Wash. - It's WASL season again. Washington students in grades 3-through-8 will be taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning sometime between now and May 1. High School sophomores are taking their math exam this week.

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Plans to change the WASL are underway. What do you think about the test? Leave your thoughts at the bottom of the story and look for some of them on KHQ Local News at 5 and 6.
The high school science test is next week. While students are sitting with their pencils and paper, lawmakers in Olympia are debating how the state's assessment system should evolve.

Plans are underway to make the WASL shorter and to give the test online. The governor has already signed a bill that allows students who flunked the math WASL in 10th grade to stop trying to pass the test before graduation.

High school students are still required, however, to keep taking math classes if they haven't passed the math WASL.

Supt. Dorn announces plan to replace the WASL

(1/21/09)State Superintendent Randy Dorn unveiled his plans for a new state assessment system beginning in 2010, including the replacement of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning.

The new state assessment system will be called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP). Dorn has six goals related to state testing: View goals

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