Moving Beyond the Bubble: Student Assessments
New resources from California PTA about Smarter Balanced Assessments, Student Score Reports, and much more.
New Video! Understanding Your Child's K-5 Common Core Report Card
Click here to view our brand new video, created to give GUSD parents a clear understanding of our new K-5 Common Core Report Card.
New Video! Understanding Your Child's CAASPP Individual Score Report
This video has been produced by the California Department of Education to give a deeper explanation of the Score Reports for the Smarter Balanced Tests and other California testing, referred to as CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress).
K-12 Common Core Standards
Click Here for the Common Core K-12 ELA and HSS Literacy Standards
Click Here for the K-12 Common Core Math Standards
Click Here for the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards
Click Here for links to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
District CCSS Presentations
Common Core Elementary Parent Night Presentation (Presented on 9.25 & 10.1.14)
Common Core Community Presentation (Presented on 4.22 & 4.24.14)
Common Core Community Presentation - Spanish Version (Presented on 4.22 & 4.24.14)
Common Core: Myths vs. Facts & FAQ
All About Smarter Balanced Assessments
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ - Click here to go to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Website
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ - Click here to go to the Practice Test Portal for SBAC
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/ - Click here to see sample items and performance tasks for Smarter Balanced Assessments
Performance Tasks by Grade Level 3-11 - Click here to see archived performance tasks from Smarter Balanced.
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/resources-events/faqs/ - Click here to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the new Assessments
New! Kahn Academy and More Common Core Math Resources for Teachers!
Kahn Academy Common Core Thousands of new, interactive math problems fully aligned to every standards from grade K-12.
Engage NY http://www.engageny.org/mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics www.illustrativemathematics.org
Mathematics Assessment Project http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php
NEW! Academic Vocabulary in the Middle Grades Kate Kinsella Video
FREE Professional Learning Modules in all core subjects are at your fingertips!
Exemplar Common Core Lesson Video - Grade 5 Social Studies Close Reading Featuring one of our GUSD teachers, Becky Valbuena
Utilizing Close Reading to Prepare Students for College, Career, & Citizenship - Video (featuring one of our GUSD teachers, Becky Valbuena
Sue Beers Common Core Resources for Teachers
Open this folder to find Sue Beers' CCSS resources!
Sue Beers Common Core Materials These are all of the materials and resources left for us by Sue Beers after her presentation on November 1, 2013. Lots to look at here, but definitely worth the time!
Basal Alignment Project
Ready-to-go aligned lessons to ELA texts and stories you are already using! Available for grades 3-10
Super Helpful Appendices to the Standards
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5 - Teachers, this is a great site to be able to navigate through the standards by grade-level and topic.
http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf - This Appendix has text exemplars and sample performance tasks in Language Arts for all grade levels.
http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_C.pdf - This Appendix has Student Writing Samples for each genre and grade level.
The Silicon Valley Math Initiative
Great Math Resources and Professional Learning: http://www.svmimac.org/
We are a member district. Contact Becky firstname.lastname@example.org for a username and password.
Achieve the Core Professional Learning
www.achievethecore.org - a great website for professional development, writing prompts and sample papers, and other great treasures!
The Best of other District, Counties, & States
Try these sites from other states and districts for great resources:
NEW! Louisiana Teacher Tool-Box Great Resources!
Resources for Parents and Students
On the California Department of Education (CDE) Common Core State Standards page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ , there is a box with links to resources, and a tab for resources forStudents/Parents. When you click on that tab, you will find an informational handout from CDE, translated into multiple languages. There are also links to a variety of additional resources from CDE, the PTA, and other organizations.
A Communications Toolkit prepared by CDE is available for download at:
A K-8 Parent Handbook prepared by CCSESA, the County Superintendents organization, is also available in multiple languages, and can be downloaded at: http://www.ccsesa.org/index/sp_CommonCoreStandards.cfm
At the link below, on achievethecore.org , there are links to a variety of resources for parents.