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State superintendent wants to reduce tests required for graduation
State Superintendent Randy Dorn will testify on behalf of House Bill 1450 today at 1:30 p.m. Dorn’s testimony will occur at a public hearing in front of the House Education Committee.
The bill, requested by Dorn and sponsored by Reps. Sam Hunt and Gerry Pollet, would reduce the number of exams students need to pass for high school graduation from five to three.
To graduate, students must pass tests in reading, writing and biology, as well as two math tests. The bill would combine the reading and writing tests into a single English Language Arts test, and it would eliminate one of the math tests, reducing the required tests to three.
The hearing will be broadcast and Webcast live on TVW, Washington’s statewide public affairs television station. See http://www.tvw.org for Webcast details.