believes every student has the right to attend an excellent school and receive an exceptional education. Our goal is to raise student achievement, eliminate opportunity gaps and get our students to graduation with equality in outcome. Under the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, we work with the schools in our state that have been identified for assistance. These Priority, Focus, and Emerging schools get technical support from OSPI for continuous improvement.
Challenged Schools in Need of Improvement
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is authorized by RCW 28A.657.020 to adopt rules for Challenged Schools in Need of Improvement. Please use the
online feedback form to provide comments. In accordance with legislation, OSPI invites feedback on the proposed rules and amendments. Comments will be accepted through Monday, January 6, 2014. Suggested changes to the proposed rules will be addressed in a concise explanatory statement after the public hearing on January 6, 2013.
The following WACs are amended: WAC 392-501-707, WAC 392-501-710, WAC 392-501-720
A new section is proposed: WAC 392-501-715
Washington's ESEA Flexibility Request aligns with the state’s long-range education priorities and goals. It builds on recent statewide reform efforts that raise the bar beyond current requirements of the No Child Left Behind accountability system.
- Priority schools are among the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools in the state, based on achievement on the statewide assessments, with a demonstrated lack of progress on those assessments over three years.
- Focus schools are among the lowest 10 percent of Title I schools in the state.
schools include the next 5 percent of Title I schools from the
bottom of the list used to identify Priority schools and the next 10
percent of Title I schools from the bottom of the list used to
identify Focus schools.
- Reward schools are classified either as “highest-performing schools” or a “high-progress schools.”
Our interactive map helps you identify the schools in your area that we are working with.