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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