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 kindergarten.

Key Learning Goals for Kindergarten

The Arts – Become aware of self-space; echo beats and rhythms; develop voice skills; develop fine motor skills

Computer Science – Recognize patterns such as days of the week and months of the year.

Educational Technology – Gather information about animals as a class using websites.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Understand basic features of print, retell familiar stories and key details, and answer questions.

Financial Education – Sort coins and paper money by appearance and name.

Health and Physical Education – Learn vocabulary, facts , and concepts about the body; develop motor skills and movement patterns; follow safety rules.

Math – Learn numbers and what numbers represent, and the concepts of addition and subtraction.

Science – Learn about the physical world, local weather, and what plants and animals need to live.

Social Studies – Investigate the classroom as a community and explore how decisions are made with respect to rights, rules, and fairness.

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 1st grade.

Key Learning Goals for First Grade

The Arts – Develop focus and concentration; explore pitch and melody; understand story structure; explore art materials and techniques.

Computer Science – Recognize a sequence of events that take place in a story.

Educational Technology – Explore websites as a class with pictures of animals, foods, and colors to reinforce vocabulary.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Read and understand grade-level texts for fun and information; write for a different purposes and audiences.

Financial Education – Discuss the purpose and use of piggy banks.

Health and Physical Education – Learn about physical education and basic structures and functions of body systems, develop social skills, refine locomotor and manipulative skills.

Math – Work with whole numbers and place value, including grouping numbers into tens and ones; add and subtract through 20.

Science – Learn about sound and light, plants, animals, and objects in the sky.

strong>Social Studies – Explore the ways families live and work together, using ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history.

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. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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 2nd grade.

Key Learning Goals for Second Grade

The Arts – Explore movement; develop singing skills; demonstrate audience skills; explore art genres and styles.

Computer Science – Describe an everyday object without using its name.

Educational Technology – Participate in an information exchange with students from another area of the United States.

English Language Arts (ELA) – Understand the main idea in various texts, participate in class discussions, and write for different reasons and audiences.

Financial Education – Identify the differences between needs and wants.

Health and Physical Education – Learn about body systems and the relationship between behaviors, choices, and consequences to prevent illness and disease.

Math – Extend understanding of place value to add and subtract within 1000 and solve word problems using concrete models and drawings.

Science – Learn about the diversity of life in different habitats, bodies of water, and how wind and water can change the shape of land.

Social Studies – Investigate the geographic and economic aspects of community life and how communities organize themselves.

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.