RENTON, Wash. - Statewide results are in on how well high school seniors did on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning or WASL.
Tuesday, State Superintendent Terry Bergeson released the information during a news conference in Renton.
She said 91.4% of 2008 high school seniors met the test requirements for reading and writing. Of those 91.4%, 70.5% also passed the math standards for the test, although students were not required to pass the math section to graduate this year.
Bergeson said she sees this as a major achievement.
"Staff have gone the extra 10 miles really to reach children sometimes without the resources they need and they did it anyway. So it's just a beautiful victory," said Bergeson.
She said other concerns the state needs to also focus on include keeping up with the students who move in and out, helping reduce the number of high school drop outs, and giving students more personalized attention.