District establishes Promise Standards to support learning
In Walla Walla Public Schools, our charge is to ensure each child is on the path toward graduation, opening doors for college, career and life after high school. During the 2018-2019 school year, teachers collectively identified the most high-leverage learning standards to ensure that success. These essentials standards, referred to by our district as Promise Standards, are aligned from kindergarten to high school in math and language arts. This identification is critical to eliminating gaps in learning and fulfilling our promise to our students as we work collectively to realize our vision of Developing Washington's Most Sought-After Graduates.
This webpage serves as a hub for K-12 language arts and K-8 math alignment. These overview documents show how the standards in each domain progress, building a foundation for students as they move from grade level to grade level in an aligned and coherent system. Individual grade level documents highlight the math and language arts standard, for that particular grade level.
These documents will be shared with families at conference time to allow them to talk specifically with teachers about how their child is progressing in relation to grade level standards and how they can serve as a partner in their students' learning progress.
Math and language arts were the first two content areas to be identified. Walla Walla Public School teachers will be developing and refining Promise Standards in other subject areas over the next few years as they work collectively across teacher-teams and schools.
In Walla Walla Public Schools, we embrace the reality that by operating in a collaborative and aligned system we are ensuring all of our students are provided the skills necessary to support any path they choose after graduation.