Washington State is currently in the process of transitioning from state standards to national standards in the following endorsement competencies: Business and Marketing, Early Childhood Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Library Media, Reading, and Special Education. We appreciate your ample feedback on the national standards for four areas of Business and Marketing, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Special Education. Today, we open a national standards vetting process for Family Consumer Sciences and Library Media.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online vetting process for Family Consumer Sciences and Library Media and provide feedback on the national standards currently under consideration.
Your feedback will help guide the Board’s decision to adopt, not adopt, or modify these national standards. Please note that these standards would be used for programs who are offering the related endorsement areas to pre-service or in-service teachers first seeking to obtain their endorsements. The content assessment educators take as part of the requirements to earn the endorsement would also be aligned to those standards. To provide feedback please visit our national standards vetting webpage page.
The vetting period will be from December 10 through January 18 for Family Consumer Sciences and Library Media. We extended the vetting period for these areas from four weeks to six weeks in consideration of a long holiday season. The vetting process will be conducted via online surveys (one for each set of standards). A side-by-side comparison chart between current Washington state standards and proposed national standards, as well as other resources are provided.