Common Core in Washington:
Common Core State Standards: Washington

Washington schools aligned their curriculum to the Common Core at the start of the 2013–14 school year, and the state is installing the computers necessary to fully implement SBAC assessments next year.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Homeschoolers must participate in annual state-mandated testing. However, the results are not sent in to the district superintendent.

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Updated: 3/28/2014