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State Superintendent to Release MSP, HSPE and AYP Results

OLYMPIA — August 11, 2010 — State Superintendent Randy Dorn will release spring 2010 state testing results at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the John A. Cherberg Senate Office Building in Olympia.

The release will consist of three items:

  • Results from the spring administration of the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), taken by students in grades 3-8;
  • Results from the spring administration of the science High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE); and
  • Annual Adequate Yearly Progress “improvement” lists for schools and districts, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The date of the release this year was delayed so that the State Board of Education could establish passing scores (known as “cut scores”) for the math MSP, which was given for the first time this spring. The delay also means that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will not be able to release any data early.

School districts will mail MSP and HSPE student score reports to families by mid September.

TVW, Washington’s statewide public affairs television station, will broadcast and Webcast the news conference live. See for Webcast details.

Reporters unable to attend can speak by phone with Superintendent Dorn by appointment only. To schedule a call, contact Nathan Olson at (360) 725-6015, (360) 584-8967 or


Randy Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

WHAT: MSP/HSPE/AYP score release

Hearing Room 1, John A. Cherberg Senate Office Building
Capitol Campus, Olympia
(Driving directions)


Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 11 a.m.


About OSPI

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine Educational Service Districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.

Nathan Olson
OSPI Communications Manager
(360) 725-6015

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Communications Manager
Nathan Olson
(360) 725-6015


   Updated 8/26/2010

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