According to the Common Core web site, "The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.”
These standards have been adopted by Washington State, and testing will begin in the 2014/15 school year. CCSS have been adopted by 40+ states.
Information can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions
Criteria Used for Staff Evaluations—The District uses the state criteria for certificated evaluations. These are:
1. Centering instruction on high expectations for students; achievement; 2. Demonstrating effective teaching practices; 3. Recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs; 4. Providing clear and intentional focus on subject matter, content, and curriculum; 5. Fostering and managing a safe, positive, learning environment 6. Using multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning 7. Communicating and collaborating with parents and school community 8. Exhibiting collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.
A summary of state test results and school/district demographics can be found here.
These graphs show change over time for the same group of students.
This information is available at this site.
There is no longer a crosswalk on Highway 101 at Duryea. Students who need to cross 101, should cross at Commercial.