Do the WASL math--

WASL does not serve our children!

 

Pass Rates for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)

Grade 10 Pass Rates for First Time Test-Takers in 2002

 

Subgroups

Math

English/Language Arts

All Students

37%

59%

White

42%

65%

Black

13%

36%

Hispanic

14%

35%

Asian

45%

62%

Native American

21%

44%

English Language Learners

9%

13%

Free or Reduced Lunch (poverty index)

19%

39%

Students with Disabilities (Special Education)

4%

13%

 

Source: Center on Education Policy, collected from Washington OSPI, June 2003.

In; State High School Exit Exams Put To The Test. Washington, DC: Center on Education Policy, August 2003, page 133.

 

 

Don’t be fooled--

 

Lowering the bar is not the answer.

WASL should never be used as a graduation requirement.

High-stakes testing does not equal accountability.

 

Schools must work with parents to see that ALL children succeed.

Teachers must be given the resources needed to teach ALL children.

 

 

 

 

 

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