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Strategic Plan

The Board is in the process of updating their Strategic Plan.  We are seeking feedback from a broad range of stakeholders through our community forums and meetings to ensure the plan is responsive to the needs of our state and our communities as we seek to provide a high quality education system that prepares all students for college, career, and life.  The strategic plan will establish goals and outline strategies that will move us toward this vision through the development of state policy for K-12 education, effective oversight of public schools, and advocating for student success.

June 20, 2018 - UW Waterfront Activities Center, Seattle

This is only a community forum. There will not be a Board meeting in June.

Community Forum registration: The community forum will be on June 20 in Seattle at the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center.

2017 - Undocumented Students

At the meeting of the Washington State Board of Education, September 13, 2017, the following resolution was proposed and approved unanimously:

WHEREAS, Washington State’s Constitution states that it is the “paramount duty of the state to educate all children residing within its borders…”, and,

WHEREAS, under the U.S. Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), all children have an equivalent right to attend public primary and secondary schools regardless of their immigration status, and

WSSLS Resources

Washington State Science Learning Standards: Resources for Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students

The Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards (WSSLS) are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. The State Board of Education strongly believes in the importance of the successful implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the continued sustainability of high-quality science education in the state of Washington.

Equity

Equity Statement of Intent

The Washington State Board of Education has committed to using equityas a guiding principle in its decision-making related to its statutory charges, strategic planning, and in developing annual policy proposals for consideration by the Washington State Legislature and Governor.

Accountability - What is the State Board of Education’s (SBE) role in school and district accountability?

"The State Board of Education is responsible for implementing a standards-based accountability framework that creates a unified system of increasing levels of support for schools in order to improve student achievement" (RCW 28A.305.130).

Civics Requirements

Civics Requirement for the Class of 2016 and Beyond

In 2009 the Washington State Legislature directed that students of Washington receive an education in civics by passing House Bill 2132 (codified in RCW 28A.230.093). The Legislature specified that the content of the civics requirement must include, but not be limited to:

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

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