January Meeting Highlights
Highlights from the January 2018 State Board of Education meeting are below. You can find packet materials through links in the text, or review all meeting and additional materials online. You can also watch videos of the meeting  online.

SBE voted on the following business items:
Presentations and discussions:
  • ESSA Update- The Board heard an update from OSPI staff on the status of the ESSA State Plan and an update on the latest meeting of the ESSA Accountability System Workgroup Technical Assistance Committee (ASW TAC).
  • 10th Grade Score-Setting - The Board heard an update from OSPI staff regarding a recommendation on threshold scores, including the score (for both ELA and math) on the tenth grade assessment that indicates a student is on-track for career and college readiness.
  • Science Score-Setting - The Board heard from OSPI staff about a process for setting scores on the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science.
  • NGSS Communication Plan - The Board heard from staff, OSPI staff, and a UW science education specialist regarding a communication effort on behalf of NGSS, to support standards implementation and to complement and reinforce the Board's interest in advocacy for equity in education. 
  • Student Voice Panel - The Board heard from student leaders from organizations that promote student voice, who shared their "asks" of the education system
  • Update on Required Action Districts (RAD) - The Board heard an update from OSPI staff on developing new exit criteria for districts in required action that align to the new ESSA accountability system.
  • Executive Director Update - The Board  heard updates from staff regarding BEA waivers and a career readiness report
  • Public Hearing-School Improvement Goal Rulemaking - The Board discussed school improvement goals and had a hearing on the rules (WAC 180-105-020 and WAC 180-105-060.) 
  • Equity - The Board discussed current draft language for the SBE Equity Statement of Intent. 
  • Roles and Responsibilities - The Board discussed recommendations of the SBE Roles and Responsibilities Taskforce.
  • High School Assessment Requirements - The Board discussed high school assessments and the assessment graduation requirement.  
  • OPMA & PRAThe Board received a training from its Assistant Attorney General on the Open Public Meeting Act and the Public Records Act.
  • Non-profit Legislative Panel - The Board heard from invited representatives from key nonprofit K-12 advocacy partners, who shared their organization's 2018 legislative advocacy agendas.
  • 2018 Legislative Session Kick-Off - The Board heard an update from staff on the first week of the 2018 legislative session. 
  • You can read more on each agenda segment here.

March 6-7 at SPSCC Event Center in Lacey.
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