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 6th grade.

Key Learning Goals for Sixth Grade

The Arts – Move with a partner or group; explore and apply elements of music; understand playwriting conventions; use aesthetic criteria.

Computer Science Create a computational tool to collect data from their peers regarding the percentage of time technology is used for school work and entertainment.

Educational Technology – Use spreadsheet software to display poll or survey data.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Compare and contrast authors’ perspectives and write arguments to support claims using reason and relevant evidence.

Financial Education – Explain how debit cards differ from credit cards.

Health and Physical Education – Assess physical education status and set reasonable health-related goals, understand peer pressure and how to be a positive role model.

Math – Learn the concepts of ratios and rates, and compute with fractions and decimals to solve multi-step word problems.

Science – Learn about engineering, develop models, and examine feedbacks between systems.

Social Studies– Explore the Earth and its peoples through the study of ancient world history, geography, politics, culture, and economic systems.

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.

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 7th grade.

Key Learning Goals for Seventh Grade

The Arts – Create dances using choreographic devices; make musical choices based on ability; compare genres and styles of theatre; respond to art.

Computer Science – Refine computational models for predicting the likely color of the next pick from a bag of colored candy based on the data they have generated.

Educational Technology – Create a virtual tour of Washington to show demographic trends during the past 100 years.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Identify the central idea of a text, produce clear and coherent writing in various styles, share research presentations.

Financial Education – Predict how education and training can affect lifetime income.

Health and Physical Education – Develop competence in modified games, rhythmic and recreational activities, refine critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations.

Math – Learn about proportional relationships and solve multi-step problems involving positive and negative numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Science – Learn about engineering, develop models, and examine feedbacks between systems.

Social Studies – Investigate both world and Washington state history with concepts and ideas in 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.

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 8th grade.

Key Learning Goals for Eighth Grade

The Arts – Create dances using choreographic devices; make musical choices based on ability; compare genres and styles of theatre; respond to art.

Computer Science – Discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.

Educational Technology – Use online global newspapers to compare point of view or bias of the same event.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Compare and contrast the structures of two or more texts; develop writing by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting.

Financial Education – Assess the relationship between education and training and lifetime income.

Health and Physical Education – Set goals, track progress, and participate in activities to improve physical education; understand the origins and causes of diseases.

Math – Use linear equations to represent, analyze, and solve problems and analyze functions using representations such as tables, graphs, or equations.

Science – Learn about engineering, develop models, and examine feedbacks between systems.

Social Studies – Investigate the ideas, issues and events from the framing of the Constitution through Reconstruction and Industrialization.

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.