News - 2011 August Board Meeting
News release


August 8, 2011

State Board of Education to Set Math Assessment Cut Scores

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education’s August 9 meeting at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction building in Olympia will include a discussion and decision on cut scores for mathematics and science assessments.

The Board will determine passing marks for the fifth and eighth grade Measurement of Student Progress. The Board will also set passing scores for end of course assessments in algebra/integrated 1 and geometry/integrated 2.

Meeting the mathematics end of course assessment cut scores is a graduation requirement for the class of 2013.

The meeting will take place from 1:00 – 2:50 at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction building.

The meeting agenda and materials are now available at:

Time for public comment will be provided. The public and news media are invited to attend.


Contact: Aaron Wyatt, Communications and Legislative Director

About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.

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