Washington Education Leaders Examine WASL Math Requirements
KENNEWICK, Wash. - A new law goes into effect Monday allowing Washington State education leaders to delay the math and science portion of the WASL.
Leaders said students excelled in reading and writing, but are falling behind in math. They said the board of education will review the test, look at class curriculums, and decide how to help students develop necessary math skills.
A state assessment spokesperson said that may mean the test gets harder.
"Just because there's a review of the standards we shouldn't assume if we go back and look at the test that means we need to make the test easier," said Molly O'Connor, State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Office.
Once education leaders finish their review they plan to make recommendations to state school districts.
Right now math and science requirements have been pushed back until 2013.