A commitment to high standards and high-quality assessments aligned to college and career readiness shows a state’s intention to ensure that all students are prepared for their futures beyond high school.




Washington received top marks for strong commitments to college- and career-ready standards and high-quality, aligned assessments in math and English Language Arts. The state also administers a high-quality alternative assessment to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and a high-quality English language proficiency assessment for English learners.  Click here to learn more.

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