The College Board
In 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. This non-profit organization has curricula, assessment tools, and district and guidance resources that help K–12 students prepare for the academic rigors of higher education. Through Advanced Placement college-level courses and exams, high-school students can earn college credit and advanced placement, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.
Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB)
This board is a ten member citizen board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to provide vision, leadership, and coordination for the state’s public colleges and universities. (wording copied from bill) (provide link where it lists the approved Dual Credit Classes and Exams)
International Baccalaureate Organization
This organization is a non-profit educational foundation offering three programs for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, the IB organization works with schools in 141 countries to provide college-level courses and exams.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
This agency oversees K–12 public education in Washington state and works with 295 school districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
This board is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The SBCTC provides leadership and coordination for Washington’s public system of 34 community and technical colleges. (wording copied from bill)