June 11, 2009

State superintendent: Math and science graduation requirement “unrealistic”

Associated Press

SEATTLE - Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn wants another delay in the math and science graduation requirements.

He says the requirement for high school students to pass statewide math and science tests by 2013 is neither realistic or fair.

State education officials are in the process of revamping statewide testing, but the new high school tests won’t be used statewide until 2012. The superintendent’s office is also working on end-of-course exams for math.

Dorn says the class of 2013 won’t have enough time to master new learning standards in math and science before being tested.

He’s planning to ask the Legislature to delay the graduation requirements for at least one year.

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