Science offices at OSPI provide guidance for the development and implementation of Washington learning standards and oversee assessments required by federal and state laws and regulations.
The Washington State Legislature funded the House Bill (HB) 2078, Outdoor Learning Grants Program with the goal to develop and support outdoor educational experiences for students in Washington public schools.
The state's K-12 Science Learning Standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade band.
The ClimeTime initiative provides grants to professional learning partners who train science teachers to use the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), specifically the climate science learning standards.
Assessments are designed to help districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students determine the level of proficiency of a student's understanding of the science learning standards.
Learn about the process of three-dimensional item development, provide content and grade-level expertise to develop and refine test items and rubrics, and analyze the alignment of items to the state science standards.