WA State Learning Standards

K-12 Learning Standards

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Washington State K-12 Learning Standards
As required by state law (RCW 28A.655.070), OSPI develops the state's learning standards and oversees the assessment of the learning standards for state and federal accountability purposes.

State Testing
Washington students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school.

Your Student's Progress
Short handout that broadly covers learning expectations and basic information on state testing in grades K-12. Available in several languages.

Washington State Standards:
Hot Topic: Common Core and Smarter Balanced
A two-page handout that provides an introduction to our K-12 learning standards in English language arts and math, and the tests used to assess what students know and are able to do in those two subjects.

National PTA - Common Core: State Standards Initiative
Includes a video series, webinar series, and Parents' Guides to Student Success.

Common Core State Standards: What Parents Should Know
What skills do students need to succeed? Get the facts on how the standards were developed and answers to frequently asked questions.

Council of the Great City Schools - Common Core Works
Download the Top 8 Questions Parents Ask Teachers, Parent Roadmaps in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Also includes videos and public service announcements.

Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success
Produced by the Hunt Institute, this video explains the standards' design and purpose.

3rd-Grade Math Lesson
TeachingChannel.org shows a video example of a 3rd-grade math lesson, "Discover Number Patterns With Skip Counting."

What Does Common Core Look Like?
Short videos, produced by GreatSchools.org, showcase the milestones for each grade level. Also available in Spanish