was created during the 2009 legislature to continue to address the achievement gap in Washington state.
The committee is charged by Second Substitute Senate Bill 5973 (PDF) to:
- Synthesize the findings and recommendations from the five 2008 Achievement Gap Studies into an implementation plan.
- Recommend policies and strategies to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Professional Educator Standards Board and the State Board of Education in the following areas:
- Supporting and facilitating parent and community involvement and outreach.
- Enhancing the cultural competency of current and future educators and the cultural relevance of curriculum and instruction.
- Expanding pathways and strategies to prepare and recruit diverse teachers and administrators.
- Recommending current programs and resources that should be redirected to narrow the gap.
- Identifying data elements and systems needed to monitor progress in closing the gap.
- Making closing the achievement gap part of the school and school district improvement process.
- Exploring innovative school models that have shown success in closing the achievement gap.
The legislation requires OSPI to identify school districts that have the most significant achievement gaps among subgroups of students and for large numbers of those students, and districts that should receive priority for assistance in advancing cultural competency skills in their workforce.
The Achievement Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (AGOAC) is now known as the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC).
December 17, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98001-9687
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