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ERIC Number: ED514594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
WA State Profile. Washington: Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) and the New High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about Washington Assessment of Student Learning and the new High School Proficiency Exam. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' knowledge and skill levels relative to those needed for entry-level employment and postsecondary education; (2) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (3) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (4) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform education policy decisions; (5) Increase alignment of local curriculum and programs of instruction with state education standards; (6) Promote equity of opportunity across all student groups; and (7) Meet a state mandate. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments", see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Washington Assessment of Student Learning