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The Washington Assessment of Student Learning and State Standards

Washington has methodically built its system of standards and statewide tests. Find out how the state's testing program works and how it affects your child.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips From the Pros

Teachers and literacy coaches give timely advice on preparing your child for higher level reading.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips for Students

Teachers and a high school student give practical advice for becoming a successful reader in middle and high school.

An Honest Day's Work: Summer Jobs for Youth

A summer job can be a great learning experience.

Bright ideas from readers: Test-taking tips

GreatSchools parents share how they help their kids squash test stress.

Play a matching game

How you can help at home: Try this fun game that helps students think about how words are related.

What Do The State Science Standards Say About Evolution and Intelligent Design?

Most state standards include teaching evolution in science classes.

What to Look for in a Summer Learning Program

Follow these guidelines to find the best summer learning program for your child.

10 questions to ask when choosing a summer camp

Help your child have a healthy, happy experience at summer camp by asking these questions before you sign up.

Your first grader and music

In music class, first graders sing, play instruments, listen and move to music.