• The Washington k-12 system is beginning a transition to new assessments and new graduation requirements that will be effective for the graduating Class of 2019. The State Board of Education sets graduation requirements that are intended to be high, meaningful, and fair, that every student can meet. The new assessments and credit graduation requirements are part of a statewide effort to prepare our graduates for careers and college. The goal is that all students leave secondary education ready to succeed in their next steps.