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Tuolumne COE |  BP  6011  Instruction

Academic Standards   

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The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office recognizes that content and performance standards are necessary to clarify for students, parents/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 County Office shall adopt standards for student achievement that meet or exceed statewide standards and challenge all students to reach their full potential.

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.

Staff shall continually assess students' progress toward meeting the standards and shall offer remedial assistance in accordance with County Office 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. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6177- Summer School)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

While desiring academic standards to be specific and comprehensive, the County Office does not intend that these standards be so extensive as to describe everything that will be taught in the classroom. Staff shall have sufficient time and flexibility to provide instruction that supplements the standards. Staff shall also have flexibility to determine the best instructional methods to use in preparing students to meet the standards.

The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools or designee shall ensure that County Office standards are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.

Legal Reference:


44662 Evaluation of certificated employees

51003 Statewide academic standards

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

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adopted: May 30, 2008 Sonora, California