Student Learning

Our Academic Standards

Students and their families are invited to review the academic standards that guide instruction across the district for all content areas. Academic standards provide educators with a blueprint for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. California’s public schools rely on the California Department of Education for adopting the academic standards that are to be implemented at the classroom level to ensure a coherent education for students statewide.

Common Core FAQs
Common Core: Language Arts
Common Core: Mathematics
Next Generation Science Standards
Physical Education Standards
Social Science Standards
Visual & Performing Arts Standards
World Language Standards


State Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. Each fall, individual student CAASPP reports arrive at WSCUHSD in September. In turn, the reports are mailed to the parent/guardian address the district has on file.

CAASPP assessments include:

Smarter Balanced Assessment: A computer adaptive test 11thgraders take each spring, which addresses English Language Arts and Math competencies. Smarter Balanced results are also used for the Early Assessment Program (EAP), which is used by the California State University (CSU) system and some community colleges to determine whether a student is ready for college-level English and math courses. Student scores are also used to exempt students from some university placement tests.


More Smarter Balanced info:

Understanding Your Student’s Score Report
Early Assessment Program
Practice and Training Tests

Alternate and Modified Assessments:

California Alternate Assessment (CAA) in English Language Arts and Mathematics for 11thth graders who meet the CAA requirements

California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science in grade 10 who meet the eligibility requirements to take this instead of a CST for Science

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science in grade 10 students who meet the CAPA requirements


More CAA, CMA, CAPA info