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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.

What's New in Science

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) 2022-12, Bilingual Environmental Education, is accepting submissions through 3 PM on September 16, 2021. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit proposals from Consultants interested in developing a system of science educational programming specifically for migrant and bilingual students.

    Please visit OSPI's competitive procurements page to read the RFP in its entirety, and learn how to submit a proposal. Any questions about the RFP must be directed to Kyla Moore at; please reference RFP 2022-12 in any of your communication.

  • A Vision for Formative Assessment – this resource provides possible actions and practices to implement formative assessment scenarios.

  • ClimeTime Grants for the 2021–22 fiscal year are coming soon! Check out our ClimeTime 2021–23 web page for the latest news.

Learning Standards

The state's K-12 Science Learning Standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade band.


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.

What's new in Science, Assessment: