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All King and Snohomish County school districts met state proficiency standards for seventh-graders and all but Tukwila met the standards for fourth- and 10th-graders taking the 2003 Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test. Many schools made significant gains over last year.

However, none except Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island, Riverview, Sultan and Vashon Island made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the new federal No Child Left Behind Act. This is because American Indian, black, Hispanic, low-income, English- language learners or – most often – Special Education students did not make enough progress in reading and/or math at one or more grade levels. It was easiest for small schools and districts to make AYP because the scores of subgroups with fewer than 30 students are not counted.


Here are summarized results for local districts:


Auburn: Met state standards for all grades for all students, except some subgroof American Indian, Hispanic, black and Special Education students; did not make AYP.




Bainbridge Island: Met state standards, and stands out for meeting standards for Special Education students; all other subgroups except white were too small to count; made AYP.


Bellevue: Met state standards, except some subgroups of Hispanic, Special Education, English-language learners and low-income students; did not make AYP.


Edmonds: Met state standards, except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, low-income, Special Education and English-language learner students; did not make AYP.


rmal">Enumclaw: Met state standards, but not for Special Education; all other subgroups except white too small to count; did not make AYP.


Everett: Met state standards, except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, Special Education, English-language learner and low-income students; did not make AYP.


Federal Way: Met state standards, except some subgroups of Special Education and English-language learners at all grade levels and some black and Hispanic groups at the high school level; did not make AYP.




style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Highline: Met state standards except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, Special Education, English-language learners and low-income students; did not make AYP; Cascade and Chinook Middle Schools in “needs improvement” status.


style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Issaquah: Met state standards and AYP for all students and subgroups in the fourth grade; met standards for all groups except Special Education in seventh and 10th grades; did not make AYP overall.


Kent: Met state standards except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, Special Education, English-Language learners and low-income students; did not make AYP.


Lake Stevens: Met state standards, but not for Special Education; all other subgroups except white too small to count; did not make AYP.


Lake Washington: Met state standards for all students and all subgroups and made AYP for the fourth grade; met standards for all except Special Education and English-language learners in seventh and 10th grade; did not make overall AYP.




Marysville: Met state standards except for some subgroups of Special Education and American Indian students; did not make AYP.


Mercer Island: Met state standards for all students taken as a whole as well as for white, Asian and Special Education students subgroups; other subgroups too small to count; made AYP.


Monroe: Met state standards, except some subgroups of Hispanic and Special Education students; did not make AYP.


Mukilteo: Met state standards, except some subgroups of Hispanic, Special Education and English-language learners at all grades, and black students in 10th grade; did not make AYP.


Northshore: Met state standards and AYP for all students and subgroups in fourth grade; met standards for all but Special Education in seventh and 10th grade; did not make AYP overall.


Renton: Met state standards except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, Special Education, English-language learners and low-income students; did not make AYP; A.W. Dimmit Middle School on “needs improvement” status.


Riverview: Met state standards; all subgroups except white too small to count; made AYP.




Seattle: Met state standards for all students, except some subgroups of black, Hispanic, Special Education, English-language learners and low-income students; did not make AYP; T.T. Minor, Concord and Madrona Elementary Schools, the middle school years of the African American Academy, Meany and Aki Kurose Middle Schools, and Cleveland and Rainier Beach High Schools in “needs improvement” status .


Shoreline: Met state standards and AYP for all students and subgroups in fourth grade; met standards for all but Hispanic and Special Education in seventh grade and all but Special Education and English-language learners in 10th grade; did not make AYP overall.


Snohomish: Met state standards, except some subgroups of Special Education and low-income students; did not make AYP.


Snoqualmie Valley: Met state standards and AYP for fourth and 10th grades; met state standards for all but Special Education students in seventh grade; did not make overall AYP.


Sultan: Met state standards at all grade levels; all  subgroups except white too small to count; made AYP.


Tahoma: Met state standards, but not for Special Education students; all other subgroups except white too small to count; did not make AYP.




Tukwila: Did not meet state standards for all students in the fourth and 10th grade; met state standards in the seventh grade; white students made the standard in each grade level; did not make AYP.


Vashon Island: Met state standards; all  subgroups except white too small to count; made AYP.To find how your child’s school did, visit or call the school or district, or check the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Web site at www.k12.wa.us, and click on “School Report Card.”


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