WAETAG Sponsored HiCap Law (SSB5072) and Universal Screening Informational Webinar
Starting school year 2023-24, all Washington state school districts will be required to universally screen all students in a grade level for highly capable services, in both early and late elementary school. In this webinar we will discuss why universal screening is important for equitable outcomes, research about universal screening strategies, and how you can put these strategies to work in your school district. Then we will hear how districts are successfully implementing universal screening in their schools and discuss what leaders need to consider when initiating universal screening, including expected outcomes and criteria for selecting appropriate screeners. Join an esteemed panel of educators and researchers within and outside the state of Washington as they respond to this new initiative. An update from OSPI and timelines for accessing OSPI guidelines will be shared. Time will be allotted for questions.