Social Studies is an office within OSPI that provides guidance for the development and implementation of Washington learning standards and social studies assessments.
K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards—the Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs)--describe what students should know and be able to do in civics, economics, geography, history, and social studies skills at each grade level: Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). Assessment
Social studies classroom-based assessments are designed to help districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students determine the level of proficiency students achieve in their understanding and application of the social studies learning standards.
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