High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) is being replaced by two new tests: the grades 3-8 Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) and the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). The HSPE name conveys the goal of the test: to measure a student’s proficiency of basic skills. Students in the classes of 2012 must pass a math,reading and writing assessment to be eligible to graduate. If a student has already passed a specific assessment via the WASL (ie., reading), they will not have to take the HSPE in that content area.
Students in the Class of 2015 are the first to be required to pass reading, writing, biology, and both math assessments.
Heritage High School
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