High School Proficiency Exams start next week

March 10, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. March 10, 2010

High School Proficiency Exams for sophomores will start March 16.

The exams are a state requirement — in addition to coursework and credits — for students to receive their high school diplomas.

Exams include reading, writing, math and science questions. The reading exam will be administered March 16, and the writing exam will follow March 17-18. The math exam will be given April 13, and the science portion will be April 15.

Due to the exam times, Issaquah School District schools will operate on alternate schedules March 17. Check your student’s school calendar or the district Web site for more information.

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State superintendent proposes delays to graduation requirements

December 1, 2009

The debate about math and science graduation requirements is heating up again. Read more

School district fails to meet federal progress standards

August 18, 2009

Despite high testing scores on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam, the Issaquah School District did not meet federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards this year. Read more

Annual math assessment graduation requirement amended

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Students who earn two math credits after 10th grade no longer have to take a state math exam each year prior to graduation.

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No more WASL test starting in 2010

February 3, 2009

Just a week into his new office, State Superintendent Randy Dorn ousted the Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam.

To the chagrin of many students, the changes won’t start taking effect until 2010 and beyond. Students will still take the WASL in March and April this year. Read more

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