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Think tank offers report card on Wash. schools

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SEATTLE, Wash. - A conservative think tank has released its own school report card based on statewide test results.

The Evergreen Freedom Foundation's report card on high schools and middle schools ranks schools by academic test scores. Unlike similar information available on a state report card, the foundation presents the information without making any allowances for poverty or diversity.

The site gives parents an easy way to figure out how a school is doing and whether its test performance is getting better or worse over time. It also allows parents to compare schools.

Schools are ranked on a 10-point scale, with a 10 meaning no school in Washington is doing a better job on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning. A Zero means no school is doing worse. The statewide average is six.

Earlier this year, the Evergreen Freedom Foundation released similar information about elementary schools.

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