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How We Compare: 2019 NAEP Score Release

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was first administered in 1969, and is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what the nation’s students know and can do in mathematics, reading, and other subjects. Standard administration practices are used to provide a common measure of student achievement. NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country.

SBE Welcomes New Members

The State Board of Education (SBE) welcomes Mary Fertakis, M.Ed., and Jan Brown to the Board following this past fall’s election. Mary will represent Western Washington (region 3), and Jan will be the Board’s new Private Schools representative. MJ Bolt (SBE Vice Chair) ran uncontested and will continue to represent Eastern Washington (region 1).

SBE Rulemaking Update

Rulemaking timeline graphicSBE shared this graphic timeline of the rulemaking process in the September Board Meeting materials. It shows what has been done in terms of draft rule outreach and where we are in the rulemaking process regarding graduation requirements.

Forum Hosts Community Conversation

**SBE will hold a Public Forum in Bremerton on November 5 regarding the equity and adequacy of the new graduation pathway options enacted by legislation.

SBE Visits the Yakama Nation Tribal School

Tradition Starts Here sign at the Yakama Nation Tribal School entranceSchool Spirit and Student-focused Support at the Yakama Nation Tribal School

Former State Board of Education Member Receives National Distinguished Service Award

Connie FletcherGovernor-appointed former Board Member, Connie Fletcher, is recognized nationally for comitment to closing achievement gaps and support for students, educators

School Recognition Work Group

School Recognition Work Group page with meeting times, agendas, dates and more.

New Graduation Requirement Resources for Families and Students

The Washington State high school diploma was developed to be flexible, meaningful, and achievable.