The Quality Education Council (QEC) was created by the Legislature in ESHB 2261,
the major education reform bill passed during the 2009 session. Its purpose
is to develop strategic recommendations for implementation of a new
definition of Basic Education and the financing necessary to support it.
In addition to guiding implementation of the bill, the QEC must also:
- Develop strategic recommendations and update those every four years.
- Identify measurable goals and priorities for a 10-year period for the educational system, including ongoing strategies to eliminate the achievement gap and reduce dropout rates.
- Consider the OSPI system capacity report.
Statutory Charge for QEC
2013 Quality Education Council Final Report to the Legislature (PDF)
2012 Quality Education Council Final Report to the Legislature (PDF)
2011 Quality Education Council Final Report to the Legislature (PDF)
2010 Quality Education Council Final Report to the Legislature (PDF)
QEC members include four state representatives and
four state senators (with equal representation among Democrats and Republicans).
In addition, council members include one representative each from the Office of
the Governor, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State
Board of Education, the Director of the Department of Early Learning, the Office
of the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Professional Educator
Standards Board and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability
Meeting dates, agendas and materials can be found here.
Learn more about the history of ESHB 2261 and link to members’ associated Web sites.