It’s time to end exit testing requirements for Washington state high school students. Setting the bar high to ensure high school graduates achieve an adequate level of understanding in English, Math, and Biology is important. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires testing of high school students in these subjects, but requiring students to meet a cut score on exams for graduation only makes sense if doing so provides an academic or employment benefit to the students and/or society. It doesn’t.
To read the rest of JuLee Rudolf’s blog, Island Unseen, go to https://juleerudolfblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/its-time-to-end-high-school-exit-testing-in-washington-state/