Test scores are up, but there still are many public-school students who graduate unprepared for college or the workforce. And the WASL test requirement is not really enforced. A co-author of the 1993 law that was intended to reform the system explains how to get standards-based education back on track. Second of two partsREAD MORE 13 COMMENTS
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Fourteen years after the Washington Legislature enacted education reform, which created the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, reality is a distortion of the vision. A former lawmaker who worked for three years on the legislation looks back, and looks ahead. First of two partsREAD MORE 18 COMMENTS