The Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes Statute
The 2013 Washington State Legislature passed a bill into law (ESSB 5946) and in 2015 an amendment (ESSB 5803) that affirms the intent of our constitution to make ample provision for the education of all children. Lawmakers grouped the new statutes under the title ‘Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes’.
State funding is directed toward three areas of focus:
- Early literacy programming for beginning readers
- Rigorous adoption of instructional and assessment strategies proven to help all struggling learners
- Integration of best practices for discipline that keeps students in school and on a path of continuous academic improvement.