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2020

Mastery-based Learning Work Group Report
The Mastery-based Learning (MBL) Work Group has examined opportunities to increase student access to relevant and robust mastery-based academic pathways aligned to personal career goals and postsecondary education, and reviewed the role of the High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) in supporting mastery-based learning. This report includes recommendations to the Legislature in regard to MBL in Washington State. Download a summarized, graphic version of this report.

Graduation Pathway Options Report
SBE contracted with Strobel Consulting to collect feedback from stakeholders on graduation pathway options. Graduation pathway options are a high school graduation requirement that were implemented for the Class of 2020 (RCW 28A.655.250) and are now one of three broad requirements students must complete to earn a Washington state diploma. Students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and readiness for next steps after high school through graduation pathway options, subject area requirements, and a High School and Beyond Plan.

Charter School Report
Within this report, find the performance of the state's charter schools during the preceding school year, including a comparison of the performance of charter school students with the performance of academically, ethnically, and economically comparable groups of students in traditional public schools. Find also, the State Board of Education’s assessment of the successes, challenges, and areas for improvement in meeting the purposes of the Washington Charter Public Schools Act (RCW 28A.710), including the Board's assessment of the sufficiency of funding for charter schools, the efficacy of the formula for authorizer funding, and suggested changes in state law or policy necessary to strengthen the state's charter schools.

Interim Pathways Report
In the interest of providing timely and actionable information to the Legislature, SBE submits this initial report to summarize what is known so far regarding graduation pathway option availability, and feedback and input from various interested parties concerning pathways and pathway implementation issues.

PESB/SBE Joint Report
In response to ​RCW 28A.305.035​, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and the State Board of Education (SBE) are pleased to report on the “the progress the boards have made and the obstacles they have encountered, individually and collectively, in the work of achieving the goals” of basic education in Washington state. The PESB and the SBE are committed to a thriving and productive partnership that builds on each organization's role and position in governance and oversight of our state's public education system.  

In the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, legislators enacted several policy changes that aligned with both Boards’ priorities to improve equity in education and close the education opportunity and achievement gaps for students in the K-12 system and pathways to teacher certification. 

2019

Mastery-based Learning Interim Report
The state of Washington, through Mastery-based Learning work group, is embarking on an exciting journey to reimagine our state's education system. This report outlines activities of this group throughout 2019 and plans moving forward into 2020. Definitions regarding Mastery-based (sometimes known as competency-based) education are established in this interim report.

 

2018

Annual Report on Charter Schools: 2017-2018
This annual report includes performance of the state's charter schools during the preceding school year, including a comparison of the performance of charter school students with the performance of academically, ethnically, and economically comparable groups of students in other public schools; assessment of the successes, challenges, and areas for improvement in meeting the purposes of the Washington Charter Public Schools Act; and suggested changes in state law or policy necessary to strengthen the state's charter schools.

SBE and PESB 7th Biennial Joint Report
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) submitted this biennial joint report to the Governor, Legislative Education Committees, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report outlines the collaborative work of the Boards, highlights accomplishments, and provides goals and strategies that will guide our future work.

Threshold Scores for Tenth Grade English Language Arts and Math State Assessments
This is a report on the student performance standard that a tenth grade student will need to achieve on the state assessments to be on track to be career and college ready at the end of the student’s high school experience. It was submitted to the Governor, and education policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature.

Report to the Legislature on Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health
This report provides an update on the state’s performance on specified Indicators of Educational System Health and recommends reforms to improve the health of the educational system.

2016

SBE and PESB 6th Biennial Joint Report
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) submitted this biennial joint report to the Governor, Legislative Education Committees, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report outlines the collaborative work of the Boards, highlights accomplishments, and provides goals and strategies that will guide our future work.

2014

Report to the Legislature on Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health
This report provides an update on the state’s performance on specified Indicators of Educational System Health and recommends reforms to improve the health of the educational system.

SBE and PESB 5th Biennial Joint Report
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) submitted this biennial joint report to the Governor, Legislative Education Committees, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report outlines the collaborative work of the Boards, highlights accomplishments, and provides goals and strategies that will guide our future work.

2013

Examination of Economy & Efficiency Waivers
This examination is in response to the requirement of RCW 28A.305.141 that the State Board of Education (SBE) examine the basic education waivers for purposes of economy and efficiency that have been granted under this section and make a recommendation to the Legislature.

Report to the Legislature on ESSB5491
An overview of the Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health, their current state, goals/objectives, and recommendations for future enhancements.