Monthly Archives: July 2015

Student Voices – Smarter Balanced

The State Board of Education’s student members, Madaleine Osmun and Baxter Hershman, took Smarter Balanced Assessments last year. Now, see what they thought!

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Washington State Achievement Index: Recognition and Improvement

Each year, the State Board of Education and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction analyze school performance through the Washington State Achievement Index. In addition to the federal Annual Yearly Progress measure, it’s the only statewide school accountability system recognized by … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Biology End-of-Course Requirement

The 2015 legislative session will be noteworthy in history for a number of reasons. Significant investments in K-12 education (and possibly a looming Supreme Court response). A transportation package. Tuition cuts at our state’s public universities. Another reason it might … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Assessments and Graduation Requirements

A lot is happening with the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Washington right now. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction released preliminary results from 2015 testing last week, and the State Board of Education meets August 5 in Olympia … Continue reading

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