Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Academic Acceleration Policy


FEDERAL WAY: Revisit district’s acceleration policy

Something is wrong with the Federal Way School District’s Academic Acceleration Policy.

The district claims that “the number of students enrolled in advanced classes nearly doubled when the new policy was implemented.” What is not mentioned is that this increase includes students who haven’t actually “demonstrated acquisition of required knowledge skills” as demonstrated through the state standardized test and required by the district policy.

At Thomas Jefferson High School, almost the entire freshman and sophomore classes (1,010 students) were placed in “accelerated” classes with no distinction being made between students who had or had not passed the state test.


Read more »