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Randy Dorn seeks re-election as Superintendent of Public Instruction

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 13, 2012 at 8:00 am |
April 13, 2012 10:35 am

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn of Eatonville says he wants another four years to continue his work of education reform.

Dorn’s biggest campaign promise when he ran in 2008 – unseating incumbent Terry Bergeson – was to replace the old Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).

Dorn said the system he developed – the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) for students in grades three through eight and the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) – offers better, fairer tests. The state also began phasing in an online testing system during Dorn’s term.

Dorn said he pushed for reforms that increase teacher accountability and improve or remove struggling teachers. The state Legislature recently approved a new teacher evaluation system.

Dorn said he wants to “continue working for our kids so they have the tools and resources they need to get the world-class education they deserve.”

Dorn is a former teacher and former principal of Eatonville High School. He spent seven years in the state House of Representatives and chaired the House Education Committee. He also worked as director of the Public School Employees of Washington, a union that represents 26,000 non-teaching employees in public schools.


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