Author(s): McCloskey, Laura; Pecheone, Raymond; Darling-Hammond, Linda
Publisher(s): Stanford University (USA)
Pages: 47 p.
Washington’s provision of alternatives for its exit exam, the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), represents a solid policy pursued by most other states with exit examinations. This paper examines the pros and cons of different approaches to alternatives in light of Washington’s current policy and context, the lessons that have emerged from other states, and the research on different forms of assessment.