State test scores mostly flat, some improvements

Tri-City HeraldAugust 26, 2013 

State test scores for Washington students remained largely flat this year, state education officials said Monday morning.

“There is little movement up, little movement down,” said Randy Dorn, the state superintendent of public instruction.

Public school students in grades three through 10 took the state assessments in the spring of 2013.

Many Mid-Columbia districts saw improvements in writing scores as well as on science tests. However, math scores were mixed and, unlike the state trend of improvement, some districts saw double-digit declines in reading performance.

Statewide, reading scores were up over the previous year for students in grades three through five, as well as in grade 10. Math scores rose for both fourth- and seventh-graders. And fourth-graders also did better in writing.

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