High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) http://www.kplu.org en Washington students tops on SAT http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-students-tops-sat <p>Washington students appear to be acing one test, the SAT test.&nbsp;</p><p>Average scores were the highest in the nation among states where more than 50 percent of eligible students take the college-entrance exam. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:11:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 2629 at http://www.kplu.org Washington students tops on SAT State exam: Washington students struggle with science http://www.kplu.org/post/state-exam-washington-students-struggle-science <p>Washington high school students continue to do well on statewide tests in reading and writing, but only about half are passing the science assessment.</p><p>Of this year&#39;s tenth graders, more than 81 percent passed the reading test on their first try and nearly 84 percent passed the writing test. Results from math tests will be released in August. The passage rates are above 90 percent for this year&#39;s seniors, who have had multiple chances to pass.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:57:53 +0000 The Associated Press 1861 at http://www.kplu.org State exam: Washington students struggle with science Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards" http://www.kplu.org/post/who-belongs-ap-classes-federal-way-anyone-who-meets-standards <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962789.mp3</p><p>Across the country, schools are trying to get more students to take classes that prepare them for college. Some offer <a href="http://arkansasmatters.com/news-fulltext?nxd_id=396106">special tutoring programs</a>. Others just offer to <a href="http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422130150/Grant-triples-Peabody-teens-enrollment-in-AP-classes">pay students who do well</a>. School officials in Federal Way say the trouble with those strategies is - it leaves is up to students or teachers to decide who&rsquo;s sharp enough to take those classes.</p><p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:40:15 +0000 Charla Bear 1155 at http://www.kplu.org Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards"