Robert C. Fisler School and Valencia Park Elementary named Apple Distinguished Schools
Board of Trustees Recognizes Jim Miller and McCoy Mills Ford
New Assessment System for California
by Dr. Bob Pletka, Superintendent
Recently, new legislation has been passed that will eliminate current CST's (State STAR testing) in preparation for the new computer adaptive exams to assess the new Common Core standards that California has adopted. While there will be a practice exam this year, the State will not be sharing those results. The new assessment is really a practice of the test. While there will not be typical State tests and school results, our District will continue to give Districtwide benchmark exams that will monitor progress of our students. Additionally, teachers will continue to do their own classroom tests to measure student progress. For students who perform poorly on District benchmarks, schools will provide interventions to ensure students are succeeding. This year is a transitional year for the State as they end one testing system and move to new standards and new assessments. During this transitional time, we will maintain our District systems of accountability while also preparing our staff and students for the future.
UPDATED! Sensory Garden Ribbon Cutting at Commonwealth School - Article from the Orange County Register - A garden to help children grow
After three years of planning, a sensory garden offering therapeutic and tactile features for children with special needs took shape this summer at Commonwealth School. The garden was made possible through community grants, individual donations, and volunteer support.
Commonwealth School Sensory Garden Ribbon Cutting Celebration was held on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Please enjoy the following pictures depicting the event. Elected City officials, Fullerton School District Board Members, District Office Personnel, and the teachers, staff, students, and parents from Commonwealth School enjoyed the celebration.
Fullerton School District Prepares for the Shift to California Common Core Standards
The District began preparing teachers to transition to Common Core Standards in 2011-12, with full implementation in 2014-15. Common Core State Standards highlight five shifts that should be happening in every classroom. Our Educational Services Department has been providing professional development to teachers in the areas of on-demand writing, lesson pacing and design, and mobile technology in preparation for full implementation. Please feel free to click on the link below containing more information from an article written last year by District Superintendent Dr. Bob Pletka.
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