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  • Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the time they enter ninth grade (WAC 180-51-035). They are held to the graduation requirements of that graduation year regardless of the year they actually complete high school. The requirements... more

  • Update:

    The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) began the strategic planning process in January 2018, building on prior work to shape key priorities, including the development to the Board’s Equity Statement of Intent.  The Board conducted extensive outreach to gather information to support the development of the plan and the... more

  • 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... more

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    Statewide K-12 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 (... more

  • The State Board of Education has multiple responsibilities under the charter school law for administration, oversight and reporting. Its primary responsibility is approval of school districts wishing to be authorizers of charter schools. Through its representation on the Washington State Charter School Commission, it also... more

  • 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.... more

  • Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health

    2018 Report on the Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health

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  • 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.

    The Washington State Board of Education is committed to successful... more

  • The Board typically meets bimonthly.

    2019 Meetings:

    Date Place City January 9-10 DoubleTree Olympia March 13-14 SPSCC Event Center Lacey May 8-9 TBD Wenatchee July 10-11 TBD Seattle September 10-12 TBD Yakima November 6-7 TBD Bremerton 

    2020 Meetings:

    Date Place City January 8-9... more
  • Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the time they enter ninth grade (WAC 180-51-035). They are held to the graduation requirements of that graduation year regardless of the year they actually complete high school. [... more

  • Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the time they enter ninth grade (WAC 180-51-035). They are held to the graduation requirements of that graduation year regardless of the year they actually complete high school. [... more

  • 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.

    Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the... more

  • 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.

    Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the... more

  • 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.

    Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the... more

  • The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for every student. It's a tool for students, parents, and teachers to guide students through high school and think about their future. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve goals.

    Requirements
    High-Quality Plans
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  • Follow SBE on Twitter or Facebook for legislative updates and more.

    2019 Legislative Platform

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    2013 Anti-Bullying Resolution

    Supporting Inclusion of Students in Anti-Bullying Policymaking

    Adopted on November 15, 2013

    WHEREAS the State Board of Education affirms its commitment to strongly support the inclusion of... more

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    Resolution to Approve Washington State Graduation Requirement Framework: Career and College Ready

    Adopted on January 9, 2014

    WHEREAS, Our children are our state’s future and our education system must prepare them now for the... more

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    2014 Resolution on the McCleary School Funding Decision and school funding proposals entertained during the 2015 Legislative Session

    Adopted on September 10, 2014

    WHEREAS the Washington State Constitution establishes, as the... more

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    2014 Resolution to Raise Awareness of School Discipline Concerns and Best Practices

    Adopted on March 6, 2014

    WHEREAS the State Board of Education affirms its commitment to improving school discipline practices in Washington by... more

  • State Board of Education Resolutions

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    2018 Resolutions

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  • The State Board of Education has the authority to creates rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. Rules developed by SBE can be found in Title 180 WAC.

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