2009 High School Assessments
Liz Bowie had a story in today's paper about the 2009 High School Assessment results, which indicate that making the tests a graduation requirement hasn't presented as big of an obstacle to students as originally feared, according to data provided by state education officials.
This news has some folks wondering whether the bar is being set too low, particularly as state officials say only 11 students did not graduate solely because of the assessment requirement.
Liz will have another story in tomorrow's paper, taking a look at the future of the HSAs, and where we go from here. Stay tuned. Also, you can check out the results on the state's Web site, which also has an updated state watch list for schools failing to make adequate yearly progress.
In the meantime...what do you think? Do the HSAs set the bar too low? What do you think about the small number affected by this requirement (the city, for example, reported no students kept from graduating only because of the HSAs - but did represent about 20 percent of the waivers given to seniors statewide)?