OSPI Budget Info Related to Standards


See information about the Estimated Costs for CCSS Implementation and the Funding Sources for CCSS Implementation at the bottom of the page.

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2007-09 OSPI Budget Information

Document 1
2007-09 Click here for alternate download site.
350inv.pdf

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget/activity/07-09/350inv.pdf

Appropriation Period: 2007-09 Activity Version: 2C - 08 Supplemental Enacted Recast
350 - Supt of Public Instruction
A003 Assessment $69,853,000
A009 Curriculum and Instruction - State Coordination $62,787,000


Document 2 2007-09 Click here for alternate download site.
c0709AgencyDetail.pdf

2007 09 Biennial Operating Budget & 2007 Supplemental
Conference Report
Statewide Summary and Agency Detail

pdf page 235
3. Secondary Math/Science Prof Devel 30,549,000
4. Elementary Math/Science Prof Devel 8,950,000
27. Math/Science Regional Support 5,491,000
40. Math/Science Standards & Curric. 4,634.000

pdf page 253 Why are pages 235 and 253 different? Page 253 says education reform
3. Secondary Math/Science Prof Devel 30,549,000
4. Elementary Math/Science Prof Devel 8,950,000
16. Math/Science Regional Support 375,000
18. Math/Science Standards & Curric. 4,634,000

pdf page 254
3. Secondary Math/Science Prof Devel - Funding is provided for: (1) three professional development days for each of middle and high school math and science teachers in the state; and (2) specialized training for one math and one science teacher in each middle and high school to develop building-level expertise on the new math and science standards. These professional development days are in addition to the existing two Learning Improvement Days (LID) provided in existing state funding formulas for all certificated instructional staff. (Education Legacy Trust Account-State)

4. Elementary Math/Science Prof Devel - Approximately $9.0 million is provided to support additional professional development focused on improving math and science instruction in fourth and fifth grade. Funding is based on the estimated costs of two professional development days for fourth and fifth grade teachers, and is intended to support district efforts to align instruction with new math and science state standards. (Education Legacy Trust Account-State)

16. Math/Science Regional Support - In addition to the staffing for Educational Service Districts to provide regional support for professional development in math and science provided in a separate item, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction will provide additional Summer Institutes in math in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years and in science in the 2008-09 school year.

Pdf page 255
18. Math/Science Standards & Curric. - Funding is provided to: (1) recommend new math standards aligned with international standards; (2) identify mathematics basic curricula, diagnostic, and supplemental materials that that align with the new international math standards; (3) support the development of state standards in science that reflect international content and performance levels; (4) evaluate science textbooks, instructional materials and diagnostic tools to determine the extent to which they are aligned with international standards; and (5) develop science WASL knowledge and skill learning modules to assist students performing at tenth grade Level 1 and Level 2 in science to improve their performance. (General Fund-State, Education Legacy Trust Account-State)

2009-11 OSPI Budget Information

Document 3 2009-11 Click here for alternate download site.
AFMathematicsScienceStandards.pdf

http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2009BiennialBudget/AFMathematicsScienceStandards.doc

Implementation of the Revised Mathematical and Science Standards, AF
Budget Period: 2009-11

Recommendation Summary Text (Short Description):

This budget request is designed to fund actions necessary to successfully implement the revised mathematics and science standards that were required to be developed and implemented by the 2007 Legislature.

2) Professional Development Allocations to Districts: $39.1 million was provided to school districts in the 2007-09 biennium to provide professional development opportunities for a limited number of teachers to understand and begin implementation of the revised mathematics and science standards. It is requested that funding for professional development continue in the 2009-11 biennium with recommended changes in the uses of these funds and how the funds are allocated to school districts. The Schools for the Deaf and Blind, state agencies, should also be included in this allocation.

3) OSPI Standards and Instructional Material Dissemination and Training: A continuation in current level funding is requested for OSPI to disseminate the revised standards and instructional material review results, provide training for school district and ESD mathematics and science coaches and trainers, and conduct other related activities. A total of $3,752,800 is requested for these activities, which is $881,200 less than the $4.6 million that was appropriated in the 2007-09 biennium to OSPI. With this funding, OSPI will continue to implement the Legislative expectations regarding dissemination of the new math and science standards, develop curricular recommendations, and provide training on the revised standards for both mathematics and science,

2009-11 A total of $3,752,800 is requested OSPI Standards and Instructional Material Dissemination and Training
2007-09 $4.6 million that was appropriated to OSPI

$33,196,553 2009-11 request for Implementation of the Revised Mathematical and Science Standards.


Document 4 2009-11 Click here for alternate download site.
highlights.pdf

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget09/highlights/highlights.pdf

Proposed 2009–2011 Budget Highlights & Policy
Governor Chris GreGoire
Protecting Our Values During Tough Times
doc page 11 pdf page 13
Professional development days targeted at implementing new math and science standards.
($69.9 million GF-S)

doc page 12 pdf page 14
Support the foundational math and science effort, including school district math and science coaches, Educational Service District math and science experts, math and science standards and curriculum development, after-school math assistance and the LASER science program.
($10.2 million GF-S, $7.3 million Education Legacy Trust Account)

Refocus two state-funded professional development days on implementing new math and science standards. Separate grant funding for math and science professional development is eliminated.
($39.7 million Education Legacy Trust Account)

2011-2013 OSPI Budget Information

Document 5 2011-13 Click here for alternate download site.
2011-13_OSPIBiennialBudgetRequest.pdf

http://www.k12.wa.us/legisgov/pubdocs/2011-13_OSPIBiennialBudgetRequest.pdf

http://www.k12.wa.us/legisgov/default.aspx

pdf page 23
AE – Statewide System for Implementing Standards
Superintendent Dorn requests $2,165,000 million to implement the common core academic learning standards. (It appears they really mean $2.165 million or $2,165,000. Do you suppose the common core state math standards would see $2,165,000 million as being equivalent to $2.165 million or $2,165,000? Do you think $2,165,000 million will be approved?)

Funding will develop a statewide training that consists of 300-500 qualified trainers per grade level for implementing the new English language arts and mathematics standards, conduct alignment reviews of instructional materials for their alignment with the new standards, and build the regional capacity.

With this delivery model Washington can be assured that all teachers in the state will be fully prepared to implement the common core standards and be prepared for the assessment of the standards in the 2014-15 year.

pdf page 26
AR – Funding the Assessment System
The Superintendent is requesting $53,873,355 as a maintenance level adjustment to fully fund the assessment system as provide for in state law. This request addresses all known adjustments necessary, including; (1) the current negotiated complement of assessment contracts, (2) the one time increase in scoring costs created by the implementation of the three new mathematics end of course assessments, (3) the re-design and implementation of the mathematics Collection of Evidence based on new standards, and (4) development and implementation of the science Collection of evidence.

Pdf page 55 this is the same as the AE-.pdf 2011-13 Budget request for $2,165,000 million and is the detail for the AE – Statewide System for Implementing Standards information found on pdf page 23.

Pdf page 93 is the detail for AR – Funding the Assessment System on pdf page 26

Pdf page 135
Proposed Changes to the Assessment System, RB
The Superintendent is requesting a reduction of $30,937,000 and adjustments to existing statutes to change the phase-in schedule for high school math and science assessments. This would require changes in state law, and the Superintendent’s office is drafting companion agency request legislation.
(2) Eliminating the state diagnostic testing funds (reduction of $4.4 million)
This request eliminates diagnostic testing funds that are currently allocated to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction from the Education Legacy Fund. As the State of Washington belongs to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium of States and received a grant to develop a diagnostic, formative and summative system – the Superintendent believes this funding to be duplicative. While formative and diagnostic
testing remains a top priority for the Superintendent, continuing the state funding is not
appropriate given the state grant.


Document 6 2011-13 Click here for alternate download site.
AE-.pdf

AE – Statewide System for Implementing Standards
The eight pages of this budget request document are all included in the complete OSPI Biennial Budget Request.



For additional Washington State budget information visit LEAP.

ENACTED BUDGETS - LEGISLATIVE BUDGET NOTES PUBLICATIONS & ENACTED BUDGET BILLS

Agency Detail Expenditures and Staff


The above information is all available in a pdf file with working links. To download the the pdf click here.


Estimated Costs for CCSS Implementation
and
Funding Sources for CCSS Implementation

Where’s the Money?

The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) was required by HB 6696 (2009-10) to submit a report to the legislature by January 1, 2011. It appears that this report was not available to the public until February 1, 2011, just days prior to a House Education Committee hearing for HB 1443 which was related to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). OSPI’s report, Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics: Analysis and Recommendations Report to the Legislature January 2011, was to include estimated costs to state and school districts for the implementation of the CCSS. One might expect the report to include information about how the implementation would be funded.

In going through this report I easily found the estimated costs for the CCSSimplementation. It is interesting that the estimated state costs are 9.4% and the local district costs are 90.6% of a five year total estimate of $182,600,000. After seeing the estimated costs, I was curious as to how OSPI planned for the state and the local districts to pay them. After looking at and trying to decipher the information about the funding sources, I am still curious. Where's the Money? Show Me the Money! That's what's missing. OSPI has identified funds for all but $4,750,000 of the five year estimated state level costs. As for the five year estimated local district costs of $165,500,000, OSPI has identified potential funding sources that may be used, but local district levelfunds available are indeterminate. The question remains, HOW WILL THE LOCAL DISTRICTS PAY THEIR COSTS? Local taxpayers guard your wallets, bank accounts, and first born---local districts will be looking to take what you have whether you like it or not.

Estimated Costs for CCSS Implementation
Estimated State Level Costs Per Fiscal Year Five Year Total
2010-11 (FY 11)* $2,500,000
2011-12 (FY 12)* $3,400,000
2012-13 (FY 13)* $3,600,000
2013-14 (FY 14)* $3,800,000
2014-15 (FY 15)* $3,800,000
Total Five Year Estimated State Level Costs
$17,100,000



Estimated District Level Costs

2010-11 (FY 11)* $25,300,000
2011-12 (FY 12)* $29,600,000
2012-13 (FY 13)* $35,100,000
2013-14 (FY 14)* $41,800,000
2014-15 (FY 15)* $33,700,000
Total Five Year Estimated District Level Costs
$165,500,000



Total Five Year Estimated State Level and District Level Costs
$182,600,000



*Yearly cost estimates are from the OSPI report. See Pages 24 and 29.


Funding Sources for CCSS Implementation
Funding Sources for the Implementation of the CCSS Annual Five Year Total
State Level Sources

State Assessment Budget* $150,000 $750,000
State Funding for Regional Mathematics Coordinators* $1,600,000 $8,000,000
Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality (federal)* $510,000 $2,550,000
Title II, Part B, Math Science Partnership Grant Funds (federal)* $125,000 $625,000
School Improvement Grant Funds (federal)* no amount provided
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) Supplemental Grant $250,000–$300,000 over four years*
$300,000



Five Year Total of State Level Fund Sources
$12,225,000
Estimated Five Year State Level Costs Total
$17,100,000



Est. State Level Costs Minus State Level Fund Sources
$4,875,000






District Level Sources*

Basic Education Funding (state) #
Title I (federal) and Learning Assistance Program (LAP, state) &
Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality (federal) %
School Improvement Grant Funds (SIG, federal) &
Title II, Part B, Math Science Partnership Grant Funds (federal) @
Unable to determine amounts indeterminate
The district level funding sources have been identified and listed above. Given the information in the report it is not possible to determine the amount of funds from any given source that would be allocated to support the implementation of the CCSS. Districts may have commitments for funds, or portions of funds, from any given source that would preclude them from being available to support the implementation of the CCSS.




Estimated Five Year District Level Costs Total
$165,500,000



* Fund source information is from the OSPI report. State level sources pages 25-26. District level sources pages 30-32.
# Figures presented were not consistent and could not be used to determine any annual or five year total amount of funds available
& An unspecified portion of an undisclosed amount may be used by qualifying districts
% An unspecified portion of an undisclosed amount may be used according to individual district’s comprehensive plan
@ WA receives $2.5 million annually of which $2 million may support implementation efforts



Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics: Analysis and Recommendations Report to the Legislature January 2011

OSPI is willing to make a major commitment on behalf of the local districts without showing or ascertaining that funds are available to meet the fiscal obligation. Doesn't sound fiscally responsible to me. Do you, personally, make major financial commitments without first determining if you can meet the obligation? The state may be making just such a commitment for you---the taxpayer. Is it okay with you?

The OSPI report does not provide a budget for the implementation. If a budget is considered to be a list of all planned expenses and revenues, the OSPI report falls far short with its information. It provides estimated expenses and potential revenue sources, but the potential revenue sources do not all include available revenues. Taxpayers, local school district administrators, parents, voters, and legislators should all demand a full accounting from OSPI showing revenues equal to or greater than estimated expenses.

How will Washington pay for the CCSS implementation?
We still don’t know where the money is.

OSPI’s Report
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics: Analysis and Recommendations Report to the Legislature January 2011

To find information about the CCSS and related Issues check out the following links:

Betrayed - Why Public Education Is Failing

BobDeantalk.com Comments on Education and Politics

Cliff Mass Weather Blog
A weather blog? Yes! The politicians need to know which way the wind is blowing. Look for entries about the CCSS and math.

Common Core State Standards Related Articles, Documents, Websites, and Blogs

OSPI Budget Info Related to Standards

The Underground Parent

Washington State & the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards are not in the best interest of Washington students, parents, or taxpayers.

Where's the Money? was made available by The Underground Parent and is reprinted with permission. A pdf of Where's the Money? with working links can be downloaded by clicking here.


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