TAKE THE PLEDGE
Our children are not graduating with the skills they need to be college and career ready. One in five students who make it to college nationwide are required to take remedial courses, and that’s on top of the 22 percent in Washington State who never graduate. Better, fairer tests provide parents, teachers, and students with a snapshot of student strengths and opportunities for growth; so students can graduate high school ready for college or career. If you agree, join other Washington families and pledge to opt-in.
YES, I PLEDGE TO OPT-IN FOR A BETTER EDUCATION
I opt in for Smarter Balanced testing because I want my child to be prepared for life with real-world skills such as problem solving, writing and critical thinking; instead of simple memorization. I appreciate the extra detail the assessments provide on my child’s strengths and opportunities for growth; so that I can ensure my child’s educational needs are being met.