State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn today released results from new statewide tests administered last school year – the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). These tests, considered more rigorous than their predecessors, are based on the new Common Core State Standards.
The Seattle Times reports the tests show that “slightly more than half” of third through eighth graders are proficient in English/Language Arts, while “slightly less than half” are proficient in math.
Complete coverage in The Seattle Times here.
Press release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction here.