Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)
Washington was approved to set new AMOs to reduce proficiency gaps by half by 2017 for the “all students” group and each subgroup through our state’s ESEA Flexibility Request. The new targets (AMOs) for student learning reflect both.
Washington’s transition to Common Core State Standards and high-quality assessments; and Washington’s vision that each student - including English language learners, students with disabilities, and students from historically underserved subgroups - engages in rigorous content and graduates prepared to engage in the deeper learning essential for post-secondary success.
In order to reduce proficiency gaps, educators will need to build capacity for implementing standards-based instruction. Innovation, effective use of research-supported practices, and a commitment to deeper learning on the part of these educators are the cornerstones of the continuous improvement process that will be needed to ensure all of our students reach and exceed these rigorous learning targets by 2017.