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SBE Strategic Plan - Feedback for 2019-2022 Plan

State Board of Education Strategic Plan

The State Board of Education is in the process of developing its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan and is seeking your input to help define a comprehensive vision for the future of education in Washington state.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete a brief survey to share what you feel makes the Board successful and to provide ideas for improvements, needs, expectations, and priorities that will help the Board establish key strategic objectives, measures and goals to serve as our guide for action for the next four years.

The Board wants to hear the voices of those who care deeply about education. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of the K-12 system and impact its effort to improve outcomes for all students.
5. How important are the following issues?
Not Important
Extremely Important
Close the Opportunity Gap (An opportunity gap can be defined as “the unequal or inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities,” (The Glossary of Education Reform, 2013). The opportunity gap describes the ways in which the education playing field is not level for all students, even before the first day of class.
School districts provide universal full day pre-kindergarten to all four-year olds
Families are meaningfully engaged in school activities
Schools provide outreach and support to families, in a home language other than English where necessary
Curriculum is inclusive of different perspectives and histories, culturally appropriate, and relevant to the students and families served by the school
Students experience a safe and supportive learning environment
Students develop social - emotional skills
Schools have the resources to provide mental health support to students in crisis
Using local and state assessments results to provide differentiated instruction to students in K-8 so that they transition to high school ready for high school coursework
Students are provided opportunities for learning outside the traditional school day (e. g. after school programs and summer enrichment)
Students have the information and resources to develop a plan for high school and beyond that addresses their unique interests and leads to gainful employment
Students, parents, and educators collaborate to plan a student's high school coursework aligned with postsecondary aspirations and goals
Students are provided flexibility to meet graduation requirements
Students have alternative options to demonstrate competency in required coursework
Students have applied and/or work- integrated learning opportunities
All students graduate with the coursework needed for admission to a college or university
All students graduate with the skills and competencies needed to enter the workforce
Schools are encouraged to explore alternative schedules such as a balanced year-around calendar
Schools are encouraged to develop a calendar that recognizes holidays from a broader range of traditions and cultures
Funding for schools to increase the number of hours students are in school every year
Funding for the state to survey families and students regarding student engagement
8. Which best describes you?
9. This question is optional. If you want to receive an update on the State Board of Education's strategic plan when it is finalized, please leave your contact information below: