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Washington English Language Arts Advisory Council 2017 - 2018

Development of 11th Grade English Language Arts Course Interest Survey.

OSPI is creating a state-wide English Language Arts (ELA) Advisory Council to convene a variety of stakeholders in supporting ELA education. The first charge of the advisory council will be to develop the framework for two 11th grade ELA courses. The focus of these courses will be supporting students who struggle to show proficiency in ELA and/or would benefit from an innovative approach. One course will model the instructional approaches used in the English Language Arts Bridge to College courses and another course will be developed incorporating items from the former Collection of Evidence task bank.

The English Language Arts Advisory Council will consist of approximately 20-25 members. Members will be determined through an application process. If you would like to receive an application for the English Language Arts Council, please complete the Interest Survey. Applications will be sent out the week of January 24, 2018.

The English Language Arts (ELA) offices at OSPI provide technical assistance for the learning standards and oversees the testing of the standards required by Washington's legislature.

Washington State K-12 ELA Learning Standards
The Common Core State Standards are now the Washington State K-12 ELA Learning Standards. The standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Assessments are designed to help districts, schools, teachers, parents and students determine the level of proficiency of a student's understanding of the ELA learning standards.

Instructional Materials, Resources and Course Supports
Resources to support alignment of instruction materials to the CCSS, curriculum alignment, classroom instructional supports, Open Educational Resources (OER) curricular reviews, and materials adoption

Professional Learning
Resources that support the development and implementation of ELA related professional learning.

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