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Dyer, Melinda; Ward, Justin – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Currently, there are more than 1.35 million children and youth experiencing homelessness enrolled in schools across the nation. Students experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer academically and are less likely to finish school when compared to their housed peers. Homeless students are less likely to engage in school, more likely to…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, School Districts, Enrollment
Miller, Michaela; Boatwright, Jason; Mahoney, Katherine – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Students earning college credit while meeting the requirements of Washington's high school diploma are basic education students. Yet every year in Washington, students and their families pay out-of-pocket for the fees, books, and supplies that are required for participation in dual credit programs. This creates inequity by only allowing students…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students, Student Costs
Johnson, Mona M.; Hertel, Ron; Chauvin, Ramona; Petrokubi, Julie; Pierce, Sarah – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Social emotional learning (SEL) is broadly understood to be a process through which people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions. Research highlighted in this report demonstrates that the effective integration of SEL in school systems creates a foundation for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Development, Emotional Development
Small, Dennis – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Educational technology assessments developed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) are voluntarily administered in the elementary, middle, and high school grades. Educators use the assessments to determine if students meet Washington's standards for educational technology. The assessments integrate standards from science,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards
Came, Deb; Taylor, Kathe – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Washington is one of 36 states in the country that allows students to earn high school credit based on demonstrating subject area competency instead of completing hours of classroom instruction. Washington law (Revised Code of Washington [RCW] 28A.230.090) delegates to the State Board of Education (SBE) the responsibility of establishing…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Criterion Referenced Tests, Formative Evaluation, Equivalency Tests
Eko, Leanne; Barkley, Wendy – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
State law (Revised Code of Washington [RCW] 28A.235.290) requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to report annually to the Legislature on the number of schools participating in United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The report must identify barriers to participation and…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Low Income Students, Breakfast Programs, Lunch Programs
Lynn, Laura; Banker, Joan – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
In the 2018-19 school year, Washington's schools served 61,119 public school students that identified as American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN). The Office of Native Education (ONE), established in the 1960s, assists AI/AN students to achieve basic education goals and meet state standards while supporting cultural identity. This report addresses…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, State Legislation
Mahoney, Katherine; Reykdal, Kim – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Dual credit courses give high school students the potential to earn both college and high school credit at the same time, either through completion of a college-level course or through performance on an exam. The 2019 Supplemental Operating Budget (Senate Bill [SB] 6032, Sec. 501 [30]) provided funding intended to reduce the cost of dual credit…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Low Income Students, Financial Support, Educational Finance
Cobb, Andrea; Rockholt, Cindy; Miller, Michaela W.; Jeffries-Simmons, Tennille – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Senate Bill 6362 (2018) directed the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to "define the duties and responsibilities that entail a 'school day' under the state's statutory program of basic education under RCW [Revised Code of Washington] 28A.150.220 and 28A.150.260." In August 2018, Superintendent of Public…
Descriptors: Time, School Schedules, Public School Teachers, Teacher Responsibility
Donlin, Mike – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
In 2007, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5097, which required the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to convene a task force to examine how gangs are affecting school safety. The task force must annually report its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the Legislature. The Gangs in Schools Task Force…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Federal Legislation, School Safety, Intervention
Enbody, Patti – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Each year, school districts receive an efficiency rating of their student transportation operations using data compiled in the funding system, Student Transportation Allocation Reporting System (STARS). Regional Transportation Coordinators (RTCs) are required to conduct efficiency reviews for any districts whose efficiency rating is less than 90%.…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Efficiency, School Districts, Public Schools
O'Donnell, Amber – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Safety Net funding is available to local education agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate need for additional special education funding. There are two types of Safety Net funding--High-Need Individual and Community Impact. High-Need funding is on behalf of an individual student. Community Impact funding is for a factor that impacts the district as a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Special Education, School Districts, Financial Needs
Finnegan, Patty; Moore, Mea; Weaver Randall, Katie – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
English learners (ELs) are students whose primary language is not English and are eligible for English language development services through the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP). Eligible ELs receive TBIP services until they become proficient in English. During the 2017-2018 school year, 136,357 students were identified as ELs, a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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
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