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K-12 Education

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.

Learning Standards

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

What's new in Science:

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) 2022-06, Salmon in the Schools, is accepting submissions through 3 PM on July 15, 2021. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit proposals from Consultants interested in developing a project to provide a program to educate teachers and students about the life cycle of salmon including securing salmon eggs, offering learning opportunities aligned to the Washington State Science Learning Standards as the fry develop, and assisting when students release their fry into local creeks and lakes.

    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 2022-06 in any of your communication.

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


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: