SBAC Webinars Site
View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.
Professional Learning Opportunities
The CDE Professional Learning Opportunities Web page allows users to post and find in-person and online statewide professional learning opportunities sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), COEs, local educational agencies, institutes of higher education, and State Board of Education-approved providers, as well as other not-for-profit agencies. Select the “Common Core Standards” topic on the search form to find current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) professional learning opportunities.
Parent Flyer Translations
The CDE CCSS and Parents and Guardians Handout has been translated into six languages, and additional translations of the Informational Handouts are also available. These and other resources are available on the Student/Parents Tab of the CDE CCSS Web page.
Compact for Success is the Sweetwater District's guaranteed admissions program to San Diego State University. Compact for Success students must meet specific performance expectations starting in grade nine and continuing through high school. Parents, students, educational, business and community partners work together to accomplish these program goals. The Compact for Success has been honored with a Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association and earned a Magna Award honorable mention from the American School Board Journal.
Nancy Castro Nieto
Phone: (619) 585-6045
Phone: (619) 585-6044
For Public Review
After a conversation with the County Superintendent of Schools we made the following minor revisions to our LCAP. These changes did not change the purpose or intent of our plan. The changes have been highlighted.
Después de una conversación con el Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado hicimos las siguientes correcciones al documento de LCAP. Dichos cambios no alteraron el propósito o la intención del plan. Los cambios se muestran resaltados.
The Local Control Funding Formula, or LCFF, is California’s new formula for determining the level of state funding provided to school districts to provide for their general and supplemental programs. LCFF is designed to provide school districts with flexibility to direct resources to meet student needs.
In the LCFF Districts must:
- Clearly define goals and anticipated outcomes.
- Develop goals responsive to the needs of all students, especially low-income, English learners, and foster youth
- Identify and prioritize activities that are responsive to the achieving the goals.
- Ask the questions:
- Will implementing this activity directly address improving student outcome?
- Does this activity address the most critical needs of our students?
- Which group of students will this activity impact?”
- Build budgets that support the goals
- Develop a process for monitoring and communicating progress towards the goals
This is done via development of a Local Accountability Plan, LCAP. Parents, community members, pupils, bargaining units must be engaged and involved in developing, reviewing, and supporting implementation of the LCAP. English Learner parents and Foster youth stakeholders must also be involved.
The Sweetwater Union High School District has developed a Local Accountability Plan (LCAP) that incorporates District goals following the eight state priorities. We are reaching out to seek comment and input by organizing meetings where the various groups will have the opportunity to examine student performance data, surveys, and other data, and evaluate the importance of each District goal by rating each goal. Everyone will also have an opportunity to provide suggestions and comments on each goal.
The following meetings are planned or in process:
- District level parent committee (DAC, DELAC, GATE)
- Parent/Community meetings at every school site
- ASB student representatives
- Bargaining Unit representatives
The following meetings have audio recordings:
We look forward to your participation in this effort!