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SBE Strategic Plan Update: 100 Students and 100 Teachers

Release Date: 

September 18, 2019

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The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) recently hosted it's annual Board retreat in Yakima September 10-12. One of the days featured a presentation about the upcoming release of SBE's annual report (coming in November).

SBE envisions an education system where students are engaged in personalized education pathways that prepare them for civic engagement, careers, postsecondary education, and lifelong learning. The strategic plan also lays out a set of goals and priorities to realize this vision. The strategic plan is intended to highlight not just initiatives led by the Board but also those of partner agencies and organizations that are working to improve our education system, advance equity, and respond to the needs of students and communities.

The 2019-2023 Strategic Plan contains six goals for the State Board of Education and focuses on five areas of the education world to measure progress: 

  • Student well-being
  • Learning environments
  • System design
  • Student transitions & diploma
  • Funding & accountability

To better understand our system's current state, and to direct our conversation about system design, SBE has created an infographic to display what our education system would look like with a sampling of 100 students and 100 teachers.

Data highlights for 100 students and 100 teachers:

  • 81 students would have graduated
  • 46 students would attend a school with more than 50% FRL 
  • 73 teachers would have less than 5 years experience
  • 88 teachers would identify as white

You can find the definitions of each area on the wheel by downloading the 100 Students PDF. Data is courtesy of the OSPI Report Card and reflective of students attending school in the 2017-18 school year.

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Media Contact: 

Stephanie Davidsmeyer
Communications Manager
(360) 725-6035