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Center for the Improvement of Student Learning (CISL)

The Legislature created the Center for the Improvement of Student Learning (CISL) to facilitate access to research, information, and materials on educational improvement (RCW 28A.300.130).

The Superintendent of Public Instruction appoints CISL’s director. CISL’s office is within OSPI, but it is not a part of any single division within the agency. Instead, CISL works in collaboration with OSPI staff, external partners, and families to address the academic and non-academic needs of all students. CISL’s work includes a specific focus on students who are underserved in our schools.

CISL’s mission is to connect people to the research, information, and tools they need to improve learning and teaching in our state.

NOTE: The CISL webpages are in the process of being redesigned. Please subscribe to the CISL listserve to receive updates when new content is added.


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January 2018
November 2017

Contact Us

Center for the Improvement of Student Learning
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
600 Washington St. SE | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: 360-725-6032
TTY: 360-664-3631

Andrea Cobb, Executive Director
360-725-6032 |

Kelcey Schmitz, Program Supervisor
360-725-6132 |

Amber Palmer, Administrative Assistant
360-725-6052 |


   Updated 1/30/2018

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA    98504-7200    360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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