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The English Language Arts (ELA) offices at OSPI provide technical assistance for the learning standards and oversees the testing of the standards required by Washington's legislature.

Washington State K-12 ELA Learning Standards
The Common Core State Standards are now the Washington State K-12 ELA Learning Standards. The standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Assessments are designed to help districts, schools, teachers, parents and students determine the level of proficiency of a student's understanding of the ELA learning standards.

Instructional Materials, Resources and Course Supports
Resources to support alignment of instruction materials to the CCSS, curriculum alignment, classroom instructional supports, Open Educational Resources (OER) curricular reviews, and materials adoption

Professional Learning
Resources that support the development and implementation of ELA related professional learning.

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Join StoryCorps and Washington State OSPI in celebrating The Washington Great Listen, between now and January 1, 2018!

The Great Listen is a national project that empowers young people — and people of all ages — to connect with an elder, a mentor, or someone they admire throughout the month of November and to record an interview with them using the free StoryCorps App. Participants in The Great Listen learn interviewing techniques, active listening skills, effective verbal and digital communication strategies, and the value of stories and storytelling.

Explore the 2017 Great Listen Teacher Toolkit for multimedia materials and activity ideas to help you introduce students to StoryCorps and oral histories, prepare them to ask great questions and conduct their own interviews, and provide ideas for follow-up.

Use #WashingtonGreatListen2017 to spread the word and share your story.​



   Updated 11/21/2017

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