Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Here we go a WASLing

WASL testing
Originally uploaded by Southworth Sailor.
This week and next our class is taking the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) These are the mandated state tests that determine if a school is making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) Our fifth graders just finished three days of science testing. Last year, our school did very poorly on the science section; but this year, looking over their shoulders, I am confident that scores will be much better. The test is actually quite difficult at points and I am sure many adults would struggle with a few questions. Some questions are multiple choice, some are short answer, and some are quite detailed, where students need to plan a whole experiment and identify the variables.

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