HB 3214 - DIGEST

Finds that the superintendent of public instruction has recommended evaluation of a collection of evidence as an objective alternative assessment to the high school Washington assessment of student learning. The legislature further finds that, although the superintendent plans to permit work samples from career and technical courses in the collection, the legislature finds this permission inadequate to provide career and technical students an opportunity to demonstrate the full range of their knowledge and skills in response to the state academic standards.

Declares an intent to create a clear objective alternative assessment process and framework for students who enroll in rigorous career and technical programs.