Data Reports - Washington School Improvement Framework

  • In 2015, Congress passed a new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. This law shines a light on performance gaps between student groups in our schools. In Washington, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is responsible for implementing this law.

    Washington’s ESSA Plan outlines initiatives to attract and retain effective educators, especially for students of color and low-income students. Additionally, OSPI will identify more schools that have gaps in student performance between student groups. With this identification comes targeted funding and other supports to help reduce and eventually eliminate those gaps.

    In the new accountability system that launched in spring 2018, assessment proficiency is still a factor, as assessments are still required by federal law, but schools are also measured on student growth, graduation rates, English Learner progress, and school quality indicators, including attendance, dual credit opportunities, and 9th Graders on Track to graduation. Those guidelines are called the Washington School Improvement Framework and they are intended to help families understand a fuller picture of school success.
    The district's 27 schools are measure on 11 demographics (All, seven ethnic groups, Special Education, English Learners and Free and Reduced Lunch) which means that we are identified for support on 6 out of 297 possibilities (291/297 met 98 percent).

    The 2017-18 Washington School Improvement Framework results summary is online or you can visit the OSPI Report Card to view details by school.