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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 6, 2014
    From WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges and WA State Council of Presidents
    Community and technical colleges and public four-year universities join forces on Smarter Balanced Assessment
    OLYMPIA – Washington 11th graders who score at a college-ready level on new assessments this spring will automatically place into college-level math and English language classes when they enroll in college, thanks to a statewide agreement announced today by Washington’s community and technical colleges and public four-year universities.
    The agreement applies to students who score at the top two levels – levels four and three – on the new “Smarter Balanced Assessments” that will be given to all Washington 11th-graders this spring. Those students will be able to skip the standard placement tests – such as Accuplacer – that are typically given when students enroll in college.
    The “Smarter Balanced Assessments” will measure whether 11th-graders are on-track toward meeting Common Core State Standards, rigorous new math and English language arts standards aimed at preparing students to be college and career ready. Most states, including Washington, have adopted the new standards to eliminate state-to-state disparities in education and to advance educational attainment in the nation overall.
    Proponents say the agreement sends a strong message that Washington’s public colleges and universities support the Smarter Balanced Assessments and Common Core State Standards.
    “The Smarter Balanced Assessments will give 11th graders a much-needed heads up on whether they’ll place into math and English language courses in college, or whether they’re headed toward remedial classes instead,” said Bill Moore, director of K-12 partnerships at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. “Students then have their senior year to either catch up or take even more advanced classes.”
    Paul Francis, executive director of the Council of Presidents, the organization representing the public baccalaureates, said the agreement urges students to stay ambitious their senior year.
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    “Students who score higher on the Smarter Balanced Assessments shouldn’t stop there,” said Francis. “This agreement urges these students to aim high and take courses in high school that qualify for college credit, like Advanced Placement or other college-credit courses.”
    Colleges, universities and high schools are also designing math and English language arts transition courses to get today’s high school juniors up-to-speed next year if they don’t fare well on the Smarter Balanced Assessment this spring. Several high schools are already piloting the curriculum, which will serve as a second chance for seniors: Those who earn a B or above in the classes will be prepared for the same entry-level college math and English Language courses as students who scored at level 3 on the Smarter Balanced Assessments their junior year, and will also be able to bypass placement testing at many colleges.
    The transition courses are being developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and participating universities with a $3.2 million grant from College Spark Washington. The goal is for these courses to rapidly expand statewide.
    Representing the community and technical college system – Bill Moore, director of K-12 partnerships, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, bmoore@sbctc.edu or (360) 704-4346
    Representing public four-year institutions – Paul Francis, executive director, The Council of Presidents, pfrancis@cop.wsu.edu or (360) 292-4101
    SBCTC communications director – Laura McDowell, lmcdowell@sbctc.edu or (360) 704-4310
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    With the spring fast approaching, it is time once again to remind students that there is a dress code at EVHS and it needs to be followed. As fashion changes, there are a few things that need further clarification in our dress code that is in the student handbook students will receive the first week of school –this is not the entire dress code, but parts that are important. It is our hope that the information below will help you and your shop so your student dresses appropriately for the educational environment.



    Short pants (shorts)– inseam measurement must be at least 5 inches. (Inseam is the measurement from the crotch seam of the garment to the end of the leg fabric on the inside of the leg.) No holes/rips/or tears. Running shorts are not acceptable.

    Jeans/pants– if the jeans/pants have holes/rips/tears in them, the holes/rips/tearsmay not be higherthan mid thigh.

    Dresses/skirts– Dressesmustmeet the same requirements for tops and the length of a skirt or a dress must be one inch below the tips of the fingers when arms are relaxed at your side.

    Tops– Excessively revealing tops (those that exposeanyamountof cleavage), exposed underwear (bras/camisoles), tube tops, halter tops, off the shoulder tops, tops that expose the midriff or back, sheer or see through clothing are not allowed. The width of straps on the shoulder of a top must be at least 2 finger widths wide. Racer back tops with at least 7 inches of coverage in the back and no straps showing are allowed.


    Pants– No holes in pants or shorts between mid thigh and waist. No undergarments are to be showing.

    Shirts– No muscle shirts or tank tops that are cut low under the arm are allowed.



    Footwear– Required at all times.

    Sunglasses– No dark sunglasses unless prescribed by a doctor, are to be worn inside the building.

    Pajamas– Not appropriate for an educational setting.

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