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Bellingham School District optimistic over test scores

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Bellingham School District optimistic over test scores

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham School District is optimistic about how well their students scored overall on the state tests last year.

Deputy Superintendent Mike Copeland says about 88 percent of their students passed reading and writing, but they are not out of the woods in other subjects.

Superintendent Mike Copeland on test scores

Copeland says while it’s great that about 80 percent of students passed math, it means 20 percent are still struggling.

The class of 2013 was the first class required to pass the math exam in order to graduate.

For the state, about 95 percent of students passed reading, about 95 percent for writing and 92 percent for math.