SEATTLE (AP) - A new national study shows Washington's statewide math tests appear to be tougher than those in most other states.
The study released Thursday compares the rigor of the tests states use to judge whether schools are meeting the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The individual state tests - The Washington Assessment of Student Learning in Washington state - were also compared to the national assessment known as the nation's report card.
An official in the state education department says the report isn't any great revelation to Washington state. But it is nice to know Washington's assessment have high expectations compared to others.