Washington students need critical skills for life after high school. By equipping our educators with the most up-to-date information about pathway planning, learning standards, and aligned assessment, we can better prepare each learner for education or training after high school and the career of their choice. On this page, find videos, fact sheets, and stories to help you support students as they explore their interests and plan for their futures.

Pathway Planning

Every student has big dreams, and every educator wants to see these dreams reached. That’s what we work toward every day. All educators have a role to play in preparing students for their education-to-career pathways. See all our pathway planning information at readywa.org/beyond.

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VIDEOS: Principals and Students Share Messages for WA Students

David Martinez, assistant principal of Sunnyside High School, has advice for seniors...

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TEACHER VOICES VIDEO: Hillary Hull

The High School and Beyond Plan is a practical and valuable process...

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Learning Standards

Washington’s K-12 learning standards provide rigorous benchmarks for what our students should know and be able to do. Educators can use our tools and resources to answer questions from students and parents.

Learning standards focus on real-world skills––such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and writing––and ensure each student will leave school with a deeper understanding of fundamental subjects.

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Your Future Matters: Learn About Credit Waivers

Class of 2020: You have big dreams, and your education and future...

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Building an Inclusive School Community

Amy Campbell, special education teacher and 2020 Washington Teacher of the Year,...

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Assessments

Sparking students’ interests about their future plans helps them connect their learning today to their career aspirations. Smarter Balanced assessments are one measure to know if students are on track, or if they need extra help or advanced learning opportunities.

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Basics About State Learning Standards and Assessments

This recently updated fact sheet — available in English and Spanish — provides key information...

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Help Your Child Plan Their Path

Families have so many things to consider when it comes to education....

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