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Enumclaw Students Prepare for Washington Assessment of Student Learning: April 18 - May 6

Students in the Enumclaw School District, along with those from across the state of Washington, will take part in this Spring's Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). Students are working hard to master core skills like reading, writing, critical thinking and reasoning. The WASL is our state's assessment tool to check our students' progress on these skills.

WASL testing will take place this spring between the dates of April 18 - May 6. Most students will take reading, writing and mathematics tests. Some will also take a science test. Individual school testing schedules will be available to families as the testing window approaches. Below are the grade levels and subject areas to be tested on this spring's WASL assessment:

Required Tests
Grade 4: Reading, Writing, Mathematics
Grade 5: Science
Grade 7: Reading, Writing, Mathematics
Grade 8: Science
Grade 10: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science
Grade 11: Selected students may retake portions of the high school WASL on a prearranged basis

Pilot Tests - (no student or school scores will be reported for pilot assessments)
Grade 5: Reading, Mathematics
Grade 8: Reading, Mathematics


For more information about the WASL, parents and families may access the following website links:

Find WASL information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website:
http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/
Statewide scores and comparisons are available from the Office of State Public Instruction website:
http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us
Partnership for Learning website includes tips for parents and sample WASL questions:
http://www.partnership4learning.org/edreform_wasl.htm