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WASL Results For 10th and 11th Graders Show That They Are Keeping Pace With Seniors

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SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's sophomores and juniors are passing the Washington Assessment of Student Learning at about the same pace as this year's seniors, But education officials say the state still has a ways to go in helping kids learning english meet the standard.

About 85 percent of this year's junior class has passed both the reading and writing parts of the WASL as of the Spring 2008 tests.

About 75 percent of this year's sophomore class has also met the standard required for high school graduation.

Results for students in grades three through eight will be available at the end of August.

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