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  Nikki Elliott Schuman
  Writing Assessment Specialist
  (360) 725-6341

  Linda Rebitzer
  Writing Assessment
  Administrative Assistant
  (360) 725-6443

Teaching and Learning

  Liisa Moilanen Potts
  ELA Director
  (360) 725-6228

  Luisa Sanchez-Nilsen
  Elementary Reading Specialist
  (360) 725-6070



The Writing office at OSPI provides guidance for the development and implementation of Washington learning standards and oversees assessments required by federal and state laws and regulations.

Learning Standards
The Writing Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) describe what students should know and be able to do.

The state assessment is designed to help schools and districts determine whether students have met the writing learning standards. Annotated Anchor Sets are available for teachers to use as an instructional tool.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
OSPI and its partners are in a four-phase implementation strategy for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

Instructional Modules
Developed and field tested by Washington teachers, instructional support modules include lesson plans and materials.

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Comprehensive Literacy Plan (CLP)

National Gallery of Writing

The National Gallery of Writing is now accepting submissions. The Gallery will provide a lively reading experience and an opportunity for writers to share their craft and find a broad and diverse audience.

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