The Washington Department of Education, formally referred to as the Washington State Board of Education, acts, according to its official website, as an “advocate” on behalf of all of the various individuals and groups involved in the overall Washington school system.
In this regard, the Washington Department of Education can be located in Olympia, Washington and may be contacted by phone at (360) 725-6505. People may also fax documents to the Washington State Board of Education at (360) 586-2357. The physical offices of the Washington Department of Education can be found in Room 253 of the Capitol Building.
As of 2010, the Washington Department of Education was headed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. The Washington Department of Education meets twice a month in locations throughout Washington with access allowed to the public. People can access the Washington Department of Education’s schedule for meetings on its website.
In order to guarantee that Washington schools perform at a high enough level in order to provide adequate levels of educational instruction for their students, the Washington Department of Education maintains a searchable Washington Accountability Index, which has been maintained and made available since 2009.
If schools are found to be ranked in the highest level of the Washington Accountability Index’s standards, then they are awareded the Washington Achievement Award as a means of recognition of achievement. Index ratings are based on graduation levels and Measurement of Student Progress results.