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Mathematics K–12 Learning Standards

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Director of Secondary Mathematics
Associate Director of Elementary Mathematics

Washington state formally adopted the Mathematics and English Language Arts K–12 Learning Standards. These standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. 

Assessments for these standards began in the 2014–15 school year.


The standards were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of learning across a number of grade levels and within a given grade.

Developed by the University of Arizona, the Progression Documents for Common Core Math Standards are narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the mathematical “habits of mind” that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.