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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  6011  Instruction

Academic Standards   

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The Governing Board recognizes that content and performance standards are necessary to clarify for students, parents or guardians and staff what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level and in each area of study. The Board shall adopt high standards for student achievement that meet or exceed statewide standards and challenge all students to reach their full potential.

District standards shall be based on a review of state model standards and an assessment of the skills that students will need in order to be successful in the workplace and in higher education, including basic skills, problem-solving abilities and conceptual thinking. Special care shall be taken to ensure the proper articulation of standards among district schools.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide the Board with recommended standards. In developing these recommended standards, the Superintendent or designee shall use a process that involves teachers, school site and district administrators, students, parents/guardians, and community members. Staff shall have the ability to include instruction supplemental to the state adopted standards. He/she shall ensure the alignment of the standards with the district's vision and goals and ensure the proper articulation of standards between grade levels.

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

District standards for English language arts, English language development, mathematics, science, health education, history-social science, physical education, visual and performing arts, world languages, and career technical education, and preschool education shall meet or exceed statewide model content standards adopted by the State Board of Education or the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as applicable.

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

(cf. 6142.2 - World/Foreign Language Instruction)

(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

(cf. 6142.94 - History-Social Science Instruction)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

Teachers and school administrators shall receive professional development to ensure their understanding of the standards and to discuss effective instructional methods in preparing students to meet the standards. Staff shall have the flexibility to determine the best effective instructional methods to use in preparing students to meet the standards.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

Staff shall continually assess students' progress toward meeting the standards and shall offer remedial assistance in accordance with Board policy. The standards shall also provide a basis for evaluating the instructional program, making decisions about curriculum and assessment, and, as required by law, evaluating teacher performance.

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6177- Summer School)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

District standards shall also provide a basis for evaluating the instructional program, making decisions about curriculum and assessment, and, in accordance with Education Code 44662, evaluating teacher performance.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that district standards are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. At a minimum, district standards shall be reviewed whenever applicable statewide standards are revised and whenever data on student achievement demonstrate that students are not adequately achieving the standards in a particular grade level or subject area.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44662 Evaluation of certificated employees

51003 Statewide academic standards

60605-60605.5 Adoption of statewide academically rigorous content and performance standards

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 State academic standards and accountability for Title I, Part A

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2009

California Preschool Learning Foundations, Vol. 1, 2008

Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, March 2008

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, Grades Seven Through Twelve, 2006

Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, January 2005

Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, January 2001

English-Language Development Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, July 1999

History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, October 1998

Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, October 1998

English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, December 1997

Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, December 1997

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 9, 2010 Escondido, California