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There are four learning goals set by the state of Washington. These four goals connect all of the subject area standards across all grade levels. The goals are:
- Read with comprehension,
write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
- Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
- Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
- Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
WASHINGTON STATE K–12 LEARNING STANDARDS
Basic education in Washington state is defined by the Legislature (RCW 28A.150.210). As required by state law, OSPI develops the state's learning standards (RCW 28A.655.070) and oversees the assessment of the learning standards for state and federal accountability purposes. Learning standards define what all students need to know and be able to do at each grade level.
The learning standards are developed through collaborative, public processes led by curriculum associations across the state and nationwide. The learning standards incorporate the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
|Learning Standards and Guidelines|
|Content Area||OSPI Adoption|
|The Arts||Spring 2011|
|Computer Science||Fall 2016|
|English Language Arts||Summer 2011|
|English Language Proficiency||Winter 2013|
|Early Learning (birth through 3rd grade)|
|Social Studies||Spring 2008|
|Educational Technology||Fall 2008|
|Health and Physical Education||Spring 2016|
|Integrated Environment and Sustainability||Fall 2009|
|World Languages||Summer 2010|
|Financial Education||Fall 2016|
The Council of Great City Schools developed roadmaps to help parents learn about the expectations for literacy and math from kindergarten through high school.