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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)

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