learning standards

K-12 Learning Standards

Battle Ground Public Schools follows the Washington State Learning Standards for all grade levels and subjects. The learning standards are developed through collaborative, public processes led by curriculum associations across the state and nation. The Washington State Learning Standards incorporate the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and mathematics. 

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) outlines four learning goals that provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in Washington state. They are:

  • Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  • Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
  • Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
  • Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

K-4 Learning Standards by Grade Level

Click the grade level link below to learn more about specific learning standards for kindergarten through fourth grade. All other grade level standards can be found using the links under the section titled, "K-12 Learning Standards by Subject Area." 

K-12 Learning Standards by Subject Area

Click the links below to view the learning standards on the OSPI website. 

 Content Area                 OSPI Adoption
 The Arts    
 Spring 2011
 English Language Arts Summer 2011
 English Language Proficiency 
 Early Learning (Birth through 3rd grade) 
 Mathematics Summer 2011
 Science October 2013
 Social Studies Spring 2008
 Educational Technology Fall 2008
 Health and Fitness Summer 2016
 Integrated Environment and Sustainability   Fall 2009
 World Languages Summer 2010


K-8 Parent Guide & Online Learning 

State Learning Standards and Testing Summary (Click image)


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Your Child's Progress
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http://www.yourchildsprogress.com/This handout broadly covers state learning standards and testing in grades K-12. 

New Learning Standards: What Parents Should Know

What skills do students need to succeed? Get the facts on how the standards were developed and answers to frequently asked questions.

BGPS Standards Based Reporting
Learn about the new K-4 Report Card and standards based grading. 

Read an overview of student assessments including Smarter Balanced Assessments. 

Contact Us
Assessment Dept. 
(360) 885-5391