David Spring has written a lengthy explanation of what may or may not be coming with state testing. It's called Comparing Three Graduation Requirement Options for Washington State.
It is a lot of heavy reading (and it would require you to go read all these bills which I have not done yet) but I think it worthy.
this article, we will compare three sets of high school graduation
requirements currently being considered by the Washington state
legislature. These three options are the current law which was enacted
in 2013, House Bill 2214 and Senate Bill 6122. All of these three
options are complex. We will therefore provide a comparison table at the
end of this article to better help citizens understand the provisions
and consequences of each option.
the current Washington state law is important because if no bill is
passed in the state legislature in 2015 to replace it, then the current
Washington state law will continue to be in effect.
Option 1: Current Washington State Law imposes an SBAC test monopoly by 2019
Option 2: House Bill 2214 Accelerates the SBAC Test Monopoly to 2016
3: Senate Bill 6122 continues standardized tests required by federal
law but eliminates High Stakes Tests as a Graduation Requirement
May 15, 2015, Senators McAuliffe, Parlette, Fraser, Chase, Hasegawa,
Keiser, McCoy, Frockt, Kohl-Welles, Cleveland and Jayapal introduced
Senate Bill 6122. This option continues to use standardized tests but
eliminates passing the SBAC test as a graduation requirement.