Washington - Content Standards: Social Studies

Area: 
Social Studies
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2013
Summary: 

Washington adopted new social studies standards in 2013.

Body: 

The K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards consist of Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) that describe what students should know and be able to do in civics, economics, geography, history and social study skills.
Washington State K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards Version 1.2 provides updates to Version 1, published in 2008. The updates were made as a result of the changes in 2009 of graduation credit requirements for social studies for the class of 2016 (RCW.28A.230.090).

Adopting Authority: 
Chief State School Officer
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/09/2016