English language proficiency assessment shows district met two of three targets.
English language proficiency assessment shows district met two of three targets. Federal law requires Washington state to set standards for the development of English language proficiency skills and academic progress for children learning English. Every year schools across the state test students who are learning English with the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment, which measures English language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The first target districts are required to meet looks for an annual increase in the percentage of students making process in learning English. The state's target is 68.1 percent, the Grandview School District shows an increase of 77.3 percent of students making progress during the 2014-2015 school year. Another target is the percent of students attaining English proficiency - the state's target is 8 percent and last year 10.6 percent of Grandview's students successfully transitioned from the English language development program. The final target measures the percentage of students learning English who reach academic standards in reading and math. For more information on the state's targets and to see the official letter that was sent out to parents click here.