The state office of public education (OSPI) is located in Olympia, Washington. This agency provides oversight and support for all school districts in the state of Washington. OSPI sets public policy, establishes rules and regulations, communicates with the State Board of Education, and is actively engaged in writing legislation and influencing the state legislature. The OSPI website provides a rich source of information on all aspects of the state office’s function and support for education.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has established grade level and performance expectations in the subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, health and fitness, and the arts.