Over the past year, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Board of Education, and Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee created a new system of recognizing and celebrating schools’ achievement on the Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) measures.
The new system places more emphasis on schools who are making progress closing opportunity gaps among student groups, as well as schools who have lower levels of achievement, but are seeing high levels of progress.
“The new way we measure success is aligned with our mission, vision, values, and commitment to equity,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Sixty-five percent of schools receiving awards this year have not been recognized in the previous three recognition cycles.”
Recognized schools measure within the top 20 percent on the WSIF measures and are making significant progress closing gaps among student groups.
The schools recognized in Woodinville are Cottage Lake Elementary for growth in the WSIF metrics while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing student groups; Leota Middle School for closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support; and Sunrise Elementary for high achievement in ELA, Math, and School Quality and Student Success measures.