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.

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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Administrator Fact Sheet: Washington State Science Learning Standards

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Science Education in WA: Learning with ‘Hands and Minds’

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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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Why Standards and Assessments Matter to our Students

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