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Beginning Educator Support Team

Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) provides support for new teachers in Washington State through comprehensive induction. We aim to support and retain new educators and ensure an equitable, high quality education for every student in Washington. When we set up our novice teachers for success, we set up their students for success.

“Washington school districts who are fully engaged in the BEST mentoring program retain new educators at a four percentage-point higher rate than school districts who do not use the program, according to a study published this month by the University of Washington (UW) College of Education’s Center of Teaching and Policy.”

- Press Release from Superintendent Chris Reykdal

Effective Support for Washington
State Educators

Standards for Beginning Educator Induction

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Washington State Standards for Mentoring
A tool to guide mentors in self-assessment and reflection

Mentoring Document cover

Events and Trainings
Free opportunities across the state for mentors and coaches to build and strengthen their knowledge to support novice teachers.

Grant Information
Competitive grants are awarded to school districts and/or regional consortia when funds are made available by the Legislature.



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   Updated 3/5/2019

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