The goal of Washington’s K–12 public education system is to prepare every student for postsecondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. In order for students to be ready for learning, their basic physical, social, and emotional needs must be met. Schools cannot do this work alone. OSPI supports students by developing learning standards; creating tools and resources for educators; and providing statewide support and leadership for programs; among others. This page contains information about student health and safety, assessments, state learning standards, support programs, and more.