Learning and Teaching includes a broad spectrum of content areas and programs, including the arts, career and technical education, computer science, early learning, English language arts, environment and sustainability education, health and physical education, instructional materials, international education, mathematics, open education resources, science, sexual health education, social studies, and world languages. The division:
- Leads the development, review, and revision of Washington's K–12 learning standards.
- Provides professional development and technical assistance in partnership with education leaders and regional and local stakeholders statewide to build a coherent and consistent system of support for implementation of state learning standards.
- Partners with other OSPI divisions and state/regional stakeholders to support integration and coordination of programs and activities, including the development of state formative assessment systems and implementation of OSPI-developed assessment in social studies, the arts, and health and fitness.
- Administers federal, state, and privately funded programs focused on improving widespread teaching and learning.