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ERIC Number: ED521563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-27
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Washington School Board Standards, Benchmarks of Success and Indicators for Evaluation, with References: A Framework for Effective Governance
Boeck, Debora
Washington State School Directors' Association (NJ1)
The Washington School Board Standards are intended for use by local school boards and individual directors as a common framework for school board governance. Two sets of standards were developed to encourage school boards and individual school directors to subscribe to the highest levels of professional and personal conduct and performance. The standards identify the elements of good governance and effective board leadership as drawn from best practices and current research. They provide shared understanding of what constitutes good governance. They also validate and affirm the importance of the school board's role in ensuring student success. The School Board Standards comprise five core principles: (1) Responsible school district governance; (2) Communication of and commitment to high expectations for student learning; (3) Creating conditions district-wide for student and staff success; (4) Holding the district accountable for student learning; and (5) Engagement of the community in education. [Standards have individual references.]
Washington State School Directors' Association. 221 College Street NE, Olympia, WA 98516. Tel: 360-493-9231; Fax: 360-493-9247; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State School Directors' Association