Washington state releases high school test results



SEATTLE (AP) — Washington education officials are releasing the results from statewide high school tests on Tuesday.

The High School Proficiency Exam is one of four state requirements for graduation. In addition to passing the tests in reading and writing, Washington students need to earn at least 19 credits, complete a plan for life after high and do a culminating project.

High school students also take math and science exams, but passing those tests won’t be a graduation requirement for a few years.

In addition to the results being released in Olympia this week, parents of this year’s sophomores should be checking their mailboxes for individual results. Students who retook a reading or writing test during their junior or senior year will also receive results in the mail. Test results for students in younger grades are scheduled to be released in August.