News - 2013 June Board Meeting
News release


June 18, 2013

State Board of Education to Consider Charter Authorizer Evaluation Rubric, Revised Achievement Index at Special Meeting

OLYMPIA, Wash. – At the June 19 special meeting in Olympia, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will consider the evaluation rubrics for review of charter authorizer applications and the Achievement and Accountability Workgroup’s (AAW) input on the revised Achievement Index.

Board members will discuss the revisions to the charter authorizer evaluation rubric which:

  • Give priority to proposals serving at-risk students,
  • Make the rubric more evaluative and descriptive, and
  • Add specificity and clarity.

The SBE and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) convened the AAW, a workgroup of 22 different education stakeholder organizations, to provide input on Index revision. During the meeting, members will discuss the workgroup’s final feedback report on the revised Index.

The Board meeting will begin Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting agenda and materials are now available at:

Time for public comment will be provided. The public and news media are invited to attend.


Contact: Sarah Lane, SBE Communications Manager, (360) 725-6501

About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.

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