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Jackson, Aira – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2017
In 2011, the Washington Dyslexia Resource Guide was created as a capstone document highlighting the multiple professional learning resources used by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Educational Service Districts (ESDs). From 2005 to 2010, OSPI received funding from the WA State Legislature to work closely with…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Charts, Elementary Secondary Education, Dyslexia
Came, Deb; Drake, Linda – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2017
The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) is a maturing and stable program. In 2016-17 it included: (1) Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and math for students in grades 3-8 and high school; (2) Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) in science for grades 5 and 8; (3) End-of-Course exams in math and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Language Arts, Mathematics, Grade 3
Noahr, Lorrell; Black, Scott; Rogers, Justin – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
The Washington State Legislature established the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Pilot Program in the 2015-2017 capital budget (Chapter 3, Laws of 2015, 3rd Sp. Session, Section 5026) and provided $12,500,000 for this pilot grant program. Grants awarded under this program constitute the districts' local funding for purposes of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Budgets, Financial Support, State Aid
Noahr, Lorrell; Black, Scott; Rogers, Justin – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
As our world becomes more and more steeped in technology, educating our students in that and related areas becomes crucial. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education focuses on helping students become the next generation of professionals who will create the new ideas, new products and new industries of the future. Teaching STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Budgets, Financial Support, State Aid
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2012
For over ten years, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and nine regional Educational Service Districts (ESDs) have partnered to implement a variety of state and federal initiatives to support improving student learning and services to support school districts across the state. This document presents an agreement…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Education Service Centers, State Agencies, Technical Assistance
Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2006
The federal requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have placed a new focus on increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates. While the dropout problem has generated research and new programs over the last 30 years, the dropout rate has remained relatively unchanged. Students drop out of school for many reasons, and the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2006
The consequences of not graduating from high school are increasingly serious for both individuals and society as a whole. As a result, state and federal accountability systems now require reporting of more detailed graduation and dropout data. The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires states to report disaggregated…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Pacific Islanders
Bergeson, Terry; Heuschel, Mary Alice; Hall, Greg; Willhoft, Joe – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2005
This publication is designed to assist administrators, teachers, parents, and students in making decisions regarding participation and testing accommodations for special populations in statewide testing in Washington. The intent of Washington's Education Reform Act of 1993 is to increase student achievement by developing a public school system…
Descriptors: State Standards, Guidelines, Educational Change, Testing
Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2005
The consequences of not graduating from high school are increasingly serious for both individuals and society as a whole. As a result, policymakers and the federal requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have placed a new focus on increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates. While the dropout problem has generated research and new…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Career Education, Technical Education, Dropouts
Bylsma, Pete; Ireland, Lisa; Malagon, Helen – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002
This report provides information on the program for students with limited English proficiency (LEP) in school year 2000-2001 as well as historical information. Specifically, this report discusses the following topics: (1) staffing patterns and instruction to implement the program; (2) enrollment patterns of students who have participated in the…
Descriptors: State Programs, Limited English Speaking, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs