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Nelson, Rhett – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
In 2009 the Washington State Legislature created an accountability system for online learning (SSB 5410, RCW 28A.250.005). The Legislature directed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to develop an online provider approval system and report annually on the state of online learning in Washington (RCW 28A.250.040). The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Garrett, Terry; Randall, Katie Weaver – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Washington state's Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) has existed since the passage of Senate Bill 2149 in 1979, and TBIP is codified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.180. The bill, called "The Transitional Bilingual Instruction Act," recognized that "classes which are taught in English are inadequate to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Bilingual Education Programs
Weaver-Randall, Katie; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Under the guidelines of state law, RCW 28A.175.010, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. At the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington uses the adjusted cohort graduation calculation to track a single cohort…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Students
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
Weaver-Randall, Katie; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2017
Under the guidelines of state law, RCW 28A.175.010, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. At the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington uses the adjusted cohort graduation calculation to track a single cohort…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Students
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
Hunter, Lillian; St. Pierre, Leslie – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
Online learning plays an important role in the state's education landscape. Both students and schools benefit from online courses by: (1) Allowing students to enroll in courses that are not available at their school; (2) Ensuring that students are able to earn credits needed for graduation; (3) Providing schools with a wide array of educational…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Annual Reports, Educational Benefits
Johnson, Cinda – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
This report analyzes data for secondary special education students in Washington who left high school during the 2013-14 school year. These data were collected by the state starting on June 1, 2015, from all 233 districts with high schools: 230 districts, two state schools, and one educational service agency (a collection of 27 small districts…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs Students, High School Graduates
Came, Deb; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
Under the guidelines of state law, RCW 28A.175.010, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. At the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington uses the adjusted cohort graduation calculation to track a…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Students
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2015
The "Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment" (WELPA) is a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-compliant instrument that is used in Grades K-12 as a formal and standardized method of measuring language proficiency. The test results provide important information for classifying English Language Learners (ELLs) and subsequently for…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English, Data Interpretation
Malagon, Helen; McCold, Paul; Nelson, Joan Johnston – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2013
This report provides an update on the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP). In 2012-13, 104,025 English language learners (ELLs) received state services through the TBIP. This was an increase of just over 9% from the previous year. Most students live in urban areas along Interstate 5 corridor and in rural areas like the Yakima Valley.…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction
Came, Deb; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2013
Graduation and dropout rates are important indicators of K-12 education in Washington State. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) prepares an annual report that provides a review of graduation and dropout statistics for schools and districts in Washington. This report includes information for all students as well as the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Reports, Racial Differences
Malagon, Helen; McCold, Paul; Nelson, Joan Johnston – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2013
When students with little or no previous exposure to the English language enter schools in Washington, they are often unable to fully benefit from content instruction provided in English. They are at a high risk of academic failure unless the necessary language support is provided. The Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) provides…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, English for Academic Purposes
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