New Board Members Appointed by Governor
Charter school authorizer applications posted on SBE charters page
Updates from the Achievement and Accountability Workgroup
Walk through of key K-12 education performance indicators
Per-pupil funding compared to inflation adjustments
History of state funding for K-12
School district general revenue by source
Comparing WA to national averages & the Global Challenge States
The State Board of Education is one of the oldest institutions of Washington State government. It has operated continuously since 1877, when it was created by the Legislature of the Territory of Washington.
The purpose of the Washington State Board of Education is to provide advocacy and strategic oversight of public education; implement a standards-based accountability system to improve student academic achievement; provide leadership in the creation of a system that personalizes education for each student and respects diverse cultures, abilities, and learning styles; and promote achievement of the Basic Education Act goals of RCW 28A.150.210.
Charter Schools - SBE establishes an application approval process for school districts seeking to be charter school authorizers, produces an annual report on charter schools, and conducts a five-year review on the charter school program.
Achievement Index - The Washington State Achievement Index provides a snapshot of a school's performance based on statewide assessments of reading, writing, math, science, and graduation rates. SBE is currently revising the Index to include student growth and college and career readiness indicators.
Basic Education Program Requirements and the Waiver Process - SBE assures compliance with basic education requirements and administers the waiver process from the minimum 180-day school year.