In 4 King County school districts, at least 80% of 4th graders met state math standards: all 4 were in East Region.
Education is widely regarded as the great leveler, an “intervention” that pays off in higher wages and better health. But we know now that timing is crucial. Providing quality education before age 5 creates a powerful domino effect, yielding sustained benefits to individuals and society at large.
For Washington students in grades 3 through 8, the “Measurements of Student Progress” (MSP) assess proficiency in reading, math, writing (grades 4 & 7 only), and science (grades 5 & 8). NOTE: King County has 19 school districts, but data on the smallest district, Skykomish, were omitted because the number of 4th graders was <5.
59.4% of 4th graders in Washington State met the math standard. In King County …
- Mercer Island had the highest percentage of students meeting standards.
- In South Region districts Highline, Federal Way, Kent, Tukwila, Renton and Enumclaw, fewer than 60% of students met math standards.
- Generally, East Region schools had the highest proportions of students meeting math standards. All 4 of the districts in which more than 80% of students met math standards (Mercer Island, Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, and Lake Washington) were in East Region.