English Language Arts (ELA)
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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.

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

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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.

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

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Washington State Fellows Network
Engaging Teacher Leaders in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Early Learning

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Bridge to College
A 12th grade course grounded in essential career and college readiness expectations as reflected in the Washington State K-12 Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics (the Common Core State Standards) to ensure that students passing the course are fully prepared for college-level coursework.

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Washington Reading Corps
The mission of the Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is to improve reading abilities of K-6 students across Washington state.

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The Early Literacy Summit is Back!

Once again, we are thrilled to be partnering with Joyful Literacy to bring you a two day summit o​n literacy development. This year the program is focusing on Social Emotional Health and Support, Foundational Skills, Research Based Literacy, and Hope: Purpose and Action. We will be meeting at the Seattle Convention Center on April 27-28, 2018.

Workshops Will be Focused on:

  • Foundational skills
  • Assessments that guide instruction
  • Data gathering tools that monitor progress
  • Intensive JOYFUL interventions
  • Resilience and Self-Regulation strategies
  • Social and emotional skills strategies
  • Professional Learning, and
  • Other Washington State priorities




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