ERIC Number: ED381900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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History of Education Reform in Washington State: The Transition to a Performance-Based, Student Learning Education System.
This paper describes the history of education reform in Washington State since the early 1980s. Specifically, the paper traces the educational system's transition to one based on performance and student learning. During the 1980s, education reform measures in Washington were targeted at segments of the system, rather than at the whole system. In 1992, the state legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 5953, which created a Commission on Student Learning, mandated a local control provision, and reviewed teacher-preparations and certification requirements. In 1993, the legislature passed ESHB 1209, which placed four student learning goals in statute and created performance standards. Subsequent developments included the establishment of Subject Advisory Councils, citizen/educator groups who help to develop the essential academic learning requirements, and Student Learning Improvement Grants that provide additional time and resources for site-based planning and staff development. In 1994, Washington's application for federal funding under the Goals 2000 Act was accepted. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.