The Millbrae School District, other California districts and the California Department of Education are participating in Common Core State Standards.
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.
Common standards allow for collaboration among states on best practices and professional development. It also helps students whose families move from state-to-state to minimize the adjustment at school.
Read more on the California Department of Education Website click on link.
Millbrae School District
Shifting towards Common Core State Standards
Our Common Core State Standards Guiding Strategies that will lead our work in the area of curriculum this year are;
Ø 1 High Quality Professional Development
Ø 2 Instructional Resources
Ø 3 Transition to Assessment Systems
Year 1 / 2012-2013
Building Awareness, Understanding the Shifts, District/Site Leadership Training, Developing
Year 2 / 2013-2014
District-Wide Implementation Planning, Establish Team Leads for CCSS Implementation. Setting goals developed from our Vision Statement, Looking at Instructional Practices, Resources and Assessments, Building Units of Study, Evaluating our CCSS Resources
Year 3 / 2014-2015
District-Wide Implementation and Support, Building Units of Study incorporating both CCSS and the Revised ELD Standards, Lesson Studies reflecting on Instruction (ELA, Writing, Mathematics and complex and information text) and Assessment. Focus: Student-centered, increased rigor, expanded access for English Learners and students with disabilities. Plan for securing CCSS Resources