Students to take progress tests

May 4, 2010

By Staff

Issaquah School District third- through eighth-graders will participate in the state’s Measures of Student Progress testing in May.

Most of the testing will occur May 10-20.

The test replaces the Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam.

The test is similar to the WASL in that it also tests students’ ability to meet state and grade-level requirements in the areas of writing, reading, math and science. The test is shorter than the WASL exam and takes only one day for the reading, math and science sections instead of two. The writing exam will still take two days.

This year, the state is also piloting its first online testing formats. But Issaquah schools are not part of the pilot program.

School district officials have sent out e-mail reminders to families about how important it is for students to be in school on testing days. During the testing period, some schools may be on a revised schedule, so check your student’s school calendar for updated information.

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