The State of California places a strong emphasis on implementing a standards-based curriculum. In language arts, mathematics, social science, and science, the State has defined specifically what students should know and be able to do in kindergarten through grade twelve.
The textbooks approved by the State are aligned with the standards in math, language arts, social studies, and science. State tests are given to all our students in grades 2-8 to indicate if students are meeting standards. Each student is expected to meet the grade-level standards, starting in elementary school, to be able to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
The standards are summarized on a standards-based report card in grades K - 5. The report card indicates the status of your child's work toward reaching the end of the year proficiency level on each "key standard." Parents will know if their child is "below," "minimum" "proficient," or "advanced" on the standard represented.
District policy and California law may require retention for students who fail to meet standards. Please closely follow your child's progress and consult frequently with his or her teacher.