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Initial Statewide WASL Scores Released

YAKIMA, Wa -  The high school class of 2008 needs to pass the Washington Assessment of Student Learning to graduate.

Today the state released some preliminary result to show how students are doing on the WASL. State School Superintendent Terry Bergeson says students showed gains in reading and writing but need more work on mathematics. The number of students who passed all three tests won't be available until August. Individual results, however, will be in the mail by Saturday. That should give students time to determine whether they want to attend summer school.

Well over half of the 71,136 students tested passed the reading test - 60,873; 10,263 failed to meet the standard. In writing, 59,196 of the 70,812 students met the standard; 11,616 did not. In math, 37,866 of the 70,255 scored met the standard; 32,359 did not.