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Only Days Remain for to Legislature Make Changes to the WASL

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OLYMPIA, Wash.- With only days left in the 2007 Legislative Session, the WASL remains a point of emphasis.

The Governor's already signed off to delay the math requirements, but she says she won't delay the reading and writing sections.

A push was being made to delay all the graduation requirements was only one of the issues lawmakers are looking at.

They're also being forced to look into shorter tests that many educators say help better identify students problems and what teachers need to focus on.

"Stanford University reviewed this extensively, they're pretty well known, and they've said in their report is the WASL is not meant to be a high stakes decision, it could be grade point, it could be some anti-course test, a variety of things,"  

All students are now required to pass the WASL to graduate, but controversy started when almost half of the state's Class of 2008 didn't pass the math portion.

The legislature's already delayed that requirement.

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