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Dec 2 08 New Service Offering Helps Publishers Transition from Print to Digital
Nov 15 08 Educational Systemics President on the WASL
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May 22 08 Educational Systemics VP Recognized by Bellingham, WA School District Superintendent
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May 15 08 Educational Systemics Exhibiting at the 2008 AEP Summit in Washington, DC
May 1 08 Educational Systemics Sponsors Technical and Development Track at SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit
Apr 7 08 Educational Systemics Coordinates the Judging of the 2008 EdNet Awards
Mar 5 08 Michael Jay speaks about "Increasing Value with Data-Driven Decision Making and Enterprise Performance Management" at the 10th Annual Education Industry Investment Forum's FuturED Symposium
Mar 4 08 Michael Jay Joins Panel on "Innovative Assessments - New Technologies and Interoperability" at the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference
Jan 27 08 David Longdon to Lead SIFA’s Instructional Services Task Force
Jan 22 08 Michael Jay to Serve as Co-Chair of SIFA

November 15, 2008
Educational Systemics President on the WASL

Michael Jay quoted in reference to the WA high stakes exam

High stakes assessments are highly controversial in most states. Washington State's WASL was not designed to address the requirements of NCLB, having been adopted by default as that legislation was enacted, yet has been used to address that requirement.

The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy Paper, quoted Educational Systemics' President Michael Jay as saying: "Replacing the WASL is theoretically possible, but there are a lot of regulations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act that a new test must meet. Michael Jay, the founder of Educational Systemics, a Bellingham-based company that helps schools and educators with strategic planning and technology development, thinks Dorn has a tough job ahead of him.

"Regardless of who had won that position, we really do have to do something about how our state assessment and the role that it plays in terms of measuring the success of our schools and determining the nature of the curriculum to engage children in so they can all be successful," Jay said.


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