Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 


Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.



    Procedure Program Evaluation

    File: 2090P

    The director of evaluation & technology shall submit recommendations to the superintendent for the following year's assessment program by May 15. The recommendation shall include a schedule for all assessment activities to be conducted during the year. The recommendation shall consider such factors as: 

    1. Validity. Do the proposed assessment materials measure the district's objectives? Are the items compatible with the district scope and sequence? 
    2. Administration. Are directions clear for the teacher? For the student? Is the format attractive? 
    3. Interpretation of Results. Are results reported in a form that is meaningful to the teacher, the student, the district, the parent? 

    The proposed schedule shall be approved by the superintendent. The schedule shall be distributed to individual schools by August 15. The district office shall be responsible for ordering tests, distributing materials and scoring sheets, and distributing administration instructions. 

    After tests have been scored, the district office shall be responsible for: 

    1. Preparing reports on test results for board, instructional staff, parents/guardians and the general public. 
    2. Interpreting scores for staff and interested persons. 
    3. Disseminating individual scores to staff responsible for counseling, screening and special placement of individuals. 
    4. Preparing reports to evaluate curriculum and assist staff in implementing changes and improvements in curriculum. 

    Each school shall develop a School Improvement Plan in compliance with State Board requirements. The School Improvement Plan shall be developed through a planning process which is data driven and promotes a positive impact on student learning. The plan shall: 

    1. Be reviewed annually for implementation progress and possible changes; 
    2. Be based on a self-review of the school’s program, which shall include active participation and input by building staff, students, parents, and community members; and 
    3. Address the characteristics of successful schools as identified by OSPI, educational equity factors, the use of technology to facilitate instruction, and parent and community involvement as these factors relate to having a positive impact on student learning. 

    The School Improvement Planning Process is intended to be a continuous improvement process which incorporates the review and analysis of school performance data, the elaboration of appropriate goals, and the development of a plan to address identified areas of improvement in order to enhance student learning. 

    Each school improvement plan will include the following components and be based on the following criteria: 

    1. Introduction – shall include a description of the school and identify how staff, students, parents, and community participated in the self-review process as well as provide a description of the planning process. 
    2. Data Analysis – shall reflect the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data incorporating sub-group performance characteristics and specific skill area needs. The analysis shall identify the trends, projections, strengths and areas of growth, as well as conclusions. 
    3. Measurable Building Goals – shall include State Accountability Goals and may include additional priority building level goals developed to address needs identified as a result of data analysis. All goals shall be measurable and identify the current and desired levels of performance and time frame for accomplishment. 
    4. Measurable Objectives for Goal Attainment – shall delineate specific objectives to be undertaken which are anticipated to lead toward goal attainment. Identified objectives will delineate the strategies to be employed, resources needed, person(s) responsible, checkpoints for periodic review, measurement and evaluation that will be used to monitor progress, and the professional development needed to accomplish the objective. 

    Annually, schools shall submit current plans for review. The superintendent shall develop a process for plan review and complete a recommendation for Board Approval of school plans based on the above criteria. 



    RCW 28A.230  
    RCW 28A.655.100  
    WAC 392-500-020  
    WAC 392-500-030  
    WAC 392-500-035