Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 3rd grade.

Key Learning Goals for Third Grade

The Arts – Create movement sequences; explore a variety of musical genres; participate in storytelling; use a variety of art styles and techniques.

Computer Science – Model and describe the life cycle of a plant and the relationships that cause impact.

Educational Technology – Use presentation software to present original stories about classroom topics.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Read different kinds of texts at grade level; compare and contrast ideas among texts; plan, revise, and edit writing.

Financial Education – Calculate the total cost of a purchase that includes multiple items priced in whole dollar amounts.

Health and Physical Education – Show mature locomotor and manipulative skills; combine skills for complex movement; work cooperatively with others.

Math – Learn about fractions; add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers through 100.

Science – Organize and use data to describe weather; learn about forces, magnetic interactions, and organisms in relation to the environment.

Social Studies – Investigate the varied backgrounds and perspectives of people living in Washington and North America, including American Indians.

Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math, and science), as well as guidelines for Early Learning (birth–3rd grade) that complement a well-rounded education for all students.

Special education: Students who receive services have accommodations, modifications, and supports identified in their individual education plans.

English learners: Students who are learning to speak English have language proficiency standards that help teachers plan instruction across subjects that is appropriate to each student’s level of language development.

Washington State Learning Goals

The Washington State Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state:

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  2. 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; the arts; and health and fitness;
  3. 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
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 4th grade.

Key Learning Goals for Fourth Grade

The Arts – Use the principles of choreography; perform music; understand how dialogue is used in scripts; create and explain artwork.

Computer Science – Compare and refine possible solutions to a complex community problem.

Educational Technology – Compare characteristics of native people from several regions of Washington using selected websites.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Read and discuss a variety of literary and nonfiction texts; analyze ideas, select topics, and elaborate while writing.

Financial Education – Predict the consequences of spending decisions.

Health and Physical Education – Set goals for healthy habits and social skills; understand consequences of behaviors.

Math – Develop an understanding of equivalent fractions and addition and subtraction of fractions.

Science – Explore wave patterns; analyze and interpret data from maps; learn how external features support plants and animals.

Social Studies – Explore Washington’s past and present, including geography, economy, and government today; examine local, regional, and state-wide issues and events, analyzing them from multiple perspectives.

Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math, and science), as well as guidelines for Early Learning (birth–3rd grade) that complement a well-rounded education for all students.

Special education: Students who receive services have accommodations, modifications, and supports identified in their individual education plans.

English learners: Students who are learning to speak English have language proficiency standards that help teachers plan instruction across subjects that is appropriate to each student’s level of language development.

Washington State Learning Goals

The Washington State Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state:

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  2. 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; the arts; and health and fitness;
  3. 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
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 5th grade.

Key Learning Goals for Fifth Grade

The Arts – Use multiple elements of dance; perform a variety of music; analyze a performance; present and reflect about artwork.

Computer Science – Develop possible solutions for an identified classroom problem through collaborating with others and testing the solution.

Educational Technology – Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions by sharing ideas with students from another school.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Read grade-level texts and conduct short research projects that pull information from several texts on the same topic.

Financial Education – Predict how influences such as current fashion trends, peer pressure, and procrastination can affect financial decisions.

Health and Physical Education – Set personal goals based on results from physical education assessments and develop responsible personal and social behavior to improve healthy habits.

Math – Work with decimals up to the hundredths place and add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.

Science – Describe the movement of matter and energy and how they change; graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

Social Studies – Explore the development of the United States from pre- Colonial times to 1791, with regard to civics, economics and geography.

Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math, and science), as well as guidelines for HIV & Sexual Health and Early Learning (birth–3rd grade) that complement a well-rounded education for all students.

Special education: Students who receive services have accommodations, modifications, and supports identified in their individual education plans.

English learners: Students who are learning to speak English have language proficiency standards that help teachers plan instruction across subjects that is appropriate to each student’s level of language development.

Washington State Learning Goals

The Washington State Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state:

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  2. 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; the arts; and health and fitness;
  3. 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
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.