Every student deserves to be educated in an environment with peers where they feel safe, seen, supported and challenged.

Yet only 63% of students with disabilities in Washington spend most of their day in general education classrooms, making Washington among the most restrictive states in the nation when it comes to special education.

Resulting inequities, such as disproportionate proficiency, graduation, and college acceptance rates, are exacerbated for exceptional learners identifying as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. Black students in Washington are more than six times as likely than their non-Black peers to be identified with a disability. Barriers to inclusive education practices that impact students with disabilities and multilingual learners and widen the racial opportunity gap must be addressed.

Our Mission

The True Measure Collaborative’s mission is to foster collaboration and build educator capacity in service of equitable educational opportunities for all students – especially students with disabilities and multilingual learners.

Our Commitment to Anti-Racist Practices

Our commitment to support schools to build environments in which every student is seen, safe, supported, and challenged means that we must do our work with an anti-discriminatory and anti-racist lens.

We know that students of the global majority are disproportionately classified as students with disabilities, and this further exacerbates systemic inequities that our young people and their families continue to face. We support partner schools in the work of addressing disproportionality by identifying school-based data trends in inclusionary practices and consulting with leaders on how to improve equitable practices in their schools.

Our Core Values


We believe all schools and students deserve equitable access to robust learning supports. Our commitment to partnership with schools is unflinching. Our support for students is unequivocal.

Servant Leadership

We lead through humility and empathy. Our services are responsive to school needs; when our schools are successful, we are successful.


We strive to be the connective tissue between educators, service providers and other stakeholders on behalf of exceptional populations. When we work together all students thrive.