Mission and Vision



The mission of the State Board of Education is to lead the development of state policy, provide system oversight, and advocate for student success.


The State Board of Education envisions a learner-focused state education system that is accountable for the individual growth of each student, so that students can thrive in a competitive global economy and in life.

Strategic Plan

The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan contains four goals for the State Board of Education:

  1. Develop and support policies to close the achievement and opportunity gaps.
  2. Develop comprehensive accountability, recognition, and supports for students, schools, and districts.
  3. Ensure that every student has the opportunity to meet career and college ready standards.
  4. Provide effective oversight of the K-12 system.