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Profile of a Graduate Survey

About this survey:

The overall intent of this survey is to collect input from Washington residents regarding what is most important for a high school graduate to know and be able to do, with a focus on soft skills. The survey includes educational goals that are currently defined in state law, as well as an opportunity for you to indicate how well you believe Washington schools are doing at meeting those educational goals. The information collected from this survey will help the Mastery-based Learning Work Group (staffed by the State Board of Education) design a "Profile of a Graduate" -- a guiding vision for our K-12 education system, developed with local input, that identifies the skills, knowledge, attributes, and competencies necessary for a successful transition to life after high school. The Profile of a Graduate will also be used to review state education policy, including graduation requirements.

Thank you for providing your perspectives on this important work.
 
1. Consent and Authorization

The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking your voluntary feedback and opinions on the Profile of a Graduate. The responses you provide through this survey may be used, all or in part, for the purposes of policymaking, education, presentation, or publication.

You may make your responses anonymously but you also have the option of providing identifying information if you choose to do so. No personal identifying information is required to participate in this study. Your name will not be associated in any publication or presentation with the information you provide. The SBE will not share your identifiable information unless it is required by law to do so.


Participant Certification

I have read this Consent and Authorization section. I understand that I am not required to participate in this study, as participation is voluntary.
  *This question is required.
2. I attended a Listening Session. (If you would like to attend a Listening Session, please register.) *This question is required.
Washington law (RCW 28A.230.090) states that the purpose of a high school diploma is to declare that a student is ready for success in postsecondary education, gainful employment, and citizenship, and is equipped with the skills to be a lifelong learner.

The Profile of a Graduate will help us to realign our focus to the areas that are most important or that have not been emphasized in school.

For each of the following categories, please indicate how critical it is as a part of a Profile of Graduate. Evaluate each one separately--it is not necessary to mark one lower if you you mark one higher, and it is OK to mark all of them at the same level, if that is your evaluation.
3. POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Prepared to enter a university, community college, post-secondary technical training (e.g. apprenticeship), military, or a living wage job.
 
Not very important
Critical
4. CAREER READINESS: Prepared to work well in a team, problem-solve, self-advocate, and contribute to their economic well-being and that of their families and communities.
 
Not very important
Critical
5. GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP/SELF-GOVERNANCE: Prepared for their role as a responsible and respectful global citizen, to explore and understand different perspectives, and to participate in society.
 
Not very important
Critical
6. PREPARATION FOR LIFE AFTER K-12/LIFELONG LEARNING: Prepared for lifelong learning and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives.
 
Not very important
Critical
For each of the following, please indicate how well the current K-12 education system is addressing each category.
7. How well does the current k-12 system address POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING?
Not addressed or very poorly addressed
Successful in addressing
8. How well does the current k-12 system address CAREER READINESS?
Not addressed or very poorly addressed
Successful in addressing
9. How well does the current k-12 system address GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP/SELF-GOVERNANCE?
Not addressed or very poorly addressed
Successful in addressing
10. How well does the current k-12 system address PREPARATION FOR LIFE AFTER K-12/LIFELONG LEARNING?
Not addressed or very poorly addressed
Successful in addressing
Washington law (RCW 28A.150.210) lists the skills students will have the opportunity to obtain in four broad categories.
  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
  2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
  3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
11. The following skills were identified by partners in education. Please select the top three skills that you think would be important to include in a Profile of a Graduate Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
13. I am... (check all that apply)
14. My age range is...
15. I identify as… (Check all that Apply)
16. Because you checked Asian, please check all that apply.
16. Because you checked Black or African American, please check all that apply.
16. Because you checked Hispanic or Latinx, please check all that apply.
16. Because you selected Native American, please check all that apply.
16. Because you selected Other Pacific Islander, please check all that apply.
16. Because you selected White, please check all that apply.
16. Number of people living in your household
17. Household annual income
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