Developing and maintaining a solid,
standards-based core curriculum that aligns with state grade-level
expectations is the District’s most basic requirement. Washington State
has developed Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) for all
content areas (initially developed beginning with the Basic Education
Act of 1993), and those EALRs describe learning standards for grades
K-10 at three benchmark levels; elementary, middle, and high school.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's Curriculum and Instruction web
pages contain in-depth information and resources related to the
Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Grade Level Expectations.