student assessments

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Today on the Inland Journal podcast, an early present for Washington high school graduates, class of 2020. Governor Jay Inslee signed into law this week a bill — known as 1599 — that takes away the requirement that students pass state assessment tests before they can graduate. It used to be, if you didn’t pass those tests, even if you were a four-point student, even if you aced the advanced placement classes, you couldn’t get your sheepskin.