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Smarter Balance Assessment

posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:26 PM by Waterville School

OLYMPIA – Washington 11th graders who score at a college-ready level on new assessments this spring will automatically place into college-level math and English language classes when they enroll in college, thanks to a statewide agreement announced today by Washington’s community and technical colleges and public four-year universities.

The agreement applies to students who score at the top two levels – levels four and three – on the new "Smarter Balanced Assessments" that will be given to all Washington 11th graders this spring.  Those students will be able to skp the standard placement tests - such as Accuplacer - that are typically given when students enroll in college.