WPC's Center for Education conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, February, 2011
Washington Policy Center’s Public School Accountability Index rates the quality of more than 2,000 public schools across the state. The Index is based on data compiled by the State Board of Education’s 2010 Achievement Index.
The purpose of the Index is to determine whether and to what extent school officials are fulfilling their paramount duty to provide a quality education for every child residing within the borders of the state. The Legislature stated: