More students in Washington state are passing their math and science exams, according to numbers released Wednesday by state Superintendent Randy Dorn.
The number of fifth graders who passed science exams jumped from 55.7 percent last year to just over 66 percent this year.
Eighth graders saw a 4.7 point gain, with 66.3 percent passing science exams in 2012, up from 61.6 percent the previous year.
As for the class of 2013, more than 78 percent have already passed a math exam.
Susan Enfield, the superintendent of the Highline School District, said her district saw impressive math gains at every grade level.