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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  0210  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Goals For Student Learning   

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Reading, writing, and computational skills will be achieved appropriately at all levels and competence will be assessed by the teacher each grading period. Assessment will include an objective form such as teacher- made or district-developed tests. Standardized and criterion referenced tests will be administered annually.

All teachers shall assist each student to achieve competence in basic skills, commensurate with ability.

The district will maintain at each place of learning a disciplined educational atmosphere and environment appropriate to the learning activity being undertaken and to the surrounding conditions.

Achievement of a cooperative effort with the home and community institutions is a major district endeavor.

1. The district will seek opinions and ideas by using the resources of district personnel, parents/guardians, students, community members, and institutions when establishing policy and programs.

2. Parents/guardians and community institutions have the primary responsibility for their children's moral and value education. The district will assist in moral and value clarification in order to create a culture of appreciation and support of student unity throughout the district and community.

3. Since communication is recognized as a critical element in the educational process:

a. At the beginning of each course, the teacher will provide for parents/guardians a description of the course, the expectation of students (homework patterns, projects, laboratory exercises, field trips, etc.) and other pertinent information so that parents/guardians can monitor their children's performance relating to the teacher's expectations.

b. Each teacher shall provide parents/guardians with objective evidence of their student's progress at each grading period.

4. District personnel will regularly communicate with the home and will encourage parents/guardians to communicate with the schools using such methods as:

a. Parent/guardian to teacher and teacher to parent/guardian written or telephone communication.

b. Parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences.

c. School and district newsletters.

d. School and district use of news media

e. District and/or school directory or personnel and services

f. Parent/guardian groups (PTA, etc.).

g. Establishment of an advisory committee for each school composed of parents/guardians, teachers, students, and interested community members with such responsibilities as:

(1) Reviewing communications with the school

(2) Exploring the interrelatedness of youth-oriented programs

(3) Deciding on other activities with the principal.

Schools will provide opportunity and incentive for students to become effective adults through:

1. A sound academic foundation which will be needed in making adult decisions.

2. Learning activities which provide regular experience with the adult world such as classroom activities which involve adults from the community, internships, work-related experiences, and volunteer activities which establish common goals for the common good of the community.

3. Challenging students to become the best persons possible by encouraging them to establish goals, and by providing assistance to achieve these goals which will help them make adult decisions and take action to contribute to a safe, peaceful, and healthy environment while striving to support solutions to areas of conflict and concerns.

4. Providing students with learning experiences and relationships with other age and ethnic groups as well as their own in order to promote student empathy, mutual respect, and recognizing the rights and responsibilities of others; however, the district shall not permit the separation of students for educational opportunities or activities based upon their race or other status within a protected class.

5. Teaching those areas of personal growth, whether art, physical fitness, or musical experiences, which are germane to the overall development of the student.

6. Offering students the opportunity to obtain marketable skills through Career Education and Vocational Training.

Legal Reference:


51020 Definition: Goal


adopted: October 1, 1984 Elk Grove, California

revised: July 5, 2005

revised: September 1, 2009