Published Online: August 27, 2014

Washington state releases student test results

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington schools get their report cards today. The state is releasing the results from Spring student tests.

In addition to statewide test results, Washington education officials will be reporting on whether schools and districts are making adequate yearly progress.

Washington is returning to the old system of the federal No Child Left Behind law, after it became the first state to lose its waiver from provisions of that law.

Federal officials said Washington lost its waiver because the Legislature did not approve a change to the state's teacher evaluation system that would have required statewide tests to be a factor in teacher evaluations.

Just last week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced he would give some other states more time to change their teacher evaluation systems. Duncan says that change won't affect Washington.

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