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Overview

The Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) for the 2018-19 school year reflects a shift for Washington that increases flexibility for the Marysville School District and increases the focus on outcomes for specific student groups.

All schools are in the business of continuous improvement, regardless of identification status, and every student should have the opportunity to succeed in our schools.

The goal of the new framework is to pursue equity through closing achievement and opportunity gaps and continually improving all schools across Washington state. The Washington School Improvement Framework puts less emphasis on assessments, with the addition of three School Quality and Student Success (SQSS) measures:

  • Regular attendance,
  • 9th graders on track for graduation,
  • And dual credit/advanced course-taking.

Schools are identified for support to improve student learning – they are not identified as failing. Schools’ differing needs may require different supports, and lasting change takes time. 

The Marysville School District and our schools plan to work closely with OSPI on student improvement strategies that work best for our schools and communities. The Marysville School District will provide updates to families as information and strategies are known and implemented.


About The Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF)

The Washington School Improvement Framework identifies schools for supports under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In the WSIF, schools are measured along nine indicators. Six of the indicators are academic, including:

  • Graduation rates,
  • Growth and proficiency on state tests in math and English language arts,
  • And English learner progress.

The other three indicators included in the WSIF are new to school accountability. They are designed to give an understanding of a students’ opportunity to learn, and they include:

  • Attendance,
  • 9th graders on track to graduation, and
  • Dual credit/advanced course-taking opportunities.

The Framework’s broader view of school success is reflected in the new data dashboard provided to families and schools. The information provides date not only for schools as a whole, but also for individual student groups, like:

  • Race/ethnicity,
  • Low-income status,
  • Students with disabilities,
  • And English learners.

The deeper dive into data by student group is designed to show where opportunity gaps persist, so our schools can make the changes necessary to improve success for each and every student.


MSD25 Comprehensive and Targeted Schools

In the WSIF, schools are identified as either a Comprehensive or Targeted SchoolSchools are identified for support to improve student learning – they are not identified as failing. Schools’ differing needs may require different supports, and lasting change takes time.

The Marysville School District and our schools plan to work closely with OSPI on student improvement strategies that work best for our schools and communities. The Marysville School District will provide updates to families as information and strategies are known and implemented.

Comprehensive Schools are schools that score below the comprehensive improvement threshold score (2.3), or have less than a 67 percent graduation rate.

Comprehensive Schools:

  • Arts & Technology High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Marysville Mountain View High School
  • Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary
  • Totem Middle School

Targeted Schools have one or more student groups whose score falls below the “all students” score. 

Targeted Schools:

  • Allen Creek Elementary
  • Cascade Elementary
  • Grove Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Marysville Middle School
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • Sunnyside Elementary
  • Cedarcrest Middle School
  • School for the Entrepreneur

About the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015. It is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Under the previous law, schools that were identified for support were required to implement specific improvement methods. Under ESSA, schools will partner with OSPI to develop programs to improve student performance that will work best for their local schools and communities.