Volunteer Opportunity – OSPI Seeks Business Leaders

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education, is reaching out to credit unions as it recruits 180 people to form six grade-level committees to help set Washington’s public education performance standards.

In addition to the committees being comprised of teachers, curriculum directors, principals, and parents, OSPI is also seeking volunteers from the business community to serve on the committees. Because of its interest in promoting financial literacy and wise financial decisions, OSPI has specifically reached out to Washington’s credit union community for possible volunteers. Interested volunteers would work with educators to set the levels of performance for Washington students which ultimately determine whether students meet their grade level expectations for mathematics.

Led by Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students. The formation of the performance standards committees is part of the OSPI’s current task of setting the four levels of student performance on the Measurements of Student Progress in mathematics for grades three through eight.

If you are interested in working with OSPI on developing student performance measures in mathematics that will be used in Washington schools, please contact League Senior Vice President of Policy & Public Advocacy Stacy Augustine at saugustine@waleague.org or 206.340.4816 for more information on how you can participate in this important venture.




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