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State Releases Official WASL Results

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YAKIMA,  Wa -  The State Superintendent released official WASL results.  This is the first year that passing the WASL is a graduation requirement for sophomores.   

Statewide results in reading and writing are up substantially with about 80% passing both sections.  Math was up slightly -- but still -- a disappointing 51-percent passed.

Science actually dropped a few percentage points from last year with only 35-percent passing.  10th graders will be required to pass the science section starting in 2008.

WASL scores were a little lower for some school districts here in the valley.  The Yakima School District saw big gains in reading and writing -- like many other schools districts across the state.  They had close to 60% passing those sections, but only 25% passed math.