is one of humanity’s greatest
achievements. The field of mathematics continues to grow at a rapid rate,
spreading into new fields and creating new technologies and jobs. Students
today require an education in mathematics that goes far beyond what was
needed in the past to maximize their opportunities.
The Mathematics offices at OSPI provide technical assistance for the learning
standards and oversee the testing of the standards required by Washington’s
The state’s K-12 Mathematics Learning Standards have been revised by dozens of
educators and mathematicians from across the state and the nation. The standards
describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
Assessments are designed to help schools, districts, parents, and students
determine the level of proficiency of a student’s understanding of the
mathematics learning standards.
All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation
requirements in order to earn a diploma. Specific graduation requirements exist
for mathematics now and will change for the class of 2013 and beyond.
The Mathematics Systems Improvement Framework provides school districts with
actionable steps and guidance around which a comprehensive K-12 mathematics
system can be built.
There are two Washington State Mathematics Supports available on Moodle. One
support is for the Measurements of Student Progress and the second for
end-of-course exams. These supports are a place for educators to share resources
and collaborate as they prepare students for Washington State assessments.
Please create a free account and login to access the supports.
Receive pertinent mathematics information, meetings, workshops, and other
mathematics notices on the Movers and Shakers email distribution list.