Wasc/cde criteria Indicators and Prompts Based on wasc/cde tools, pp. 57–122



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Suggested Areas to Analyze


Suggested areas to analyze in determining the degree to which the criterion is being met:

  • how current educational research and thinking documents such as the California Frameworks and other related publications are used to assist schools in work with academic standards and expected schoolwide learning results

  • the academic standards for each subject area, course and/or program; the intra- and the inter-relationships of these

  • the degree of congruence between the actual concepts and skills taught, the academic standards and the expected schoolwide learning results

  • student work and student engagement in learning demonstrating the implementation of a curriculum defined by current research

  • master schedule

  • the extent to which there is integration among disciplines

  • process which exist for articulation among and between levels, departments or clusters

  • efforts being made to articulate with K-8 feeders schools and local colleges and universities in developing a strong foundation

  • demographics and distribution of students throughout the class offerings (to include gender, ethnicity, primary language and students with special needs) (e.g., class enrollment lists)

  • how the instructional practices and other activities facilitate access and successful educational outcomes for students who are learning English, economically disadvantaged, underachieving, gifted and talented, average ability; and students receiving educational services

  • the procedures used for curriculum development, evaluation and revisions, the curricular organization of the school, including graduation requirements, credits, grading policies, homework policy

  • follow-up studies of graduates

  • other evidence identified by the school

B2. Curriculum Criterion


Respond to the criterion (shown as a guide question) by answering the prompts (findings and supporting evidence).

Do all students have equal access to the school’s entire program and assistance with a personal learning plan to prepare them for the pursuit of their academic, personal and school-to-career goals?

CRITERION B2 INDICATORS AND PROMPTS

Variety of Programs — Full Range of Choices

Indicator: All students have opportunities to make appropriate choices and pursue a full range of realistic career and educational options. The school provides for career exploration, preparation for postsecondary education and pre-technical training for all students.

Prompt: What have you learned regarding the extent to which all students have opportunities to make appropriate choices and pursue a full range of realistic career and educational options? How does the school provide for career exploration, preparation for postsecondary education and pre-technical training for all students?

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

Student-Parent-Staff Collaboration

Indicator: Parents, students and staff collaborate in the development and monitoring of a student's personal learning plan, based upon a student's learning style and career and educational goals.

Prompt: To what extent do parents, students and staff collaborate in the development and monitoring of a student's personal learning plan, based upon a student's learning style and career and educational goals?

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

Monitoring/Changing Student Plans

Indicator: The school implements processes for monitoring and making appropriate changes in students' personal learning plans (e.g., classes and programs) and regularly evaluates them.

Prompt: What processes are utilized for monitoring and making appropriate changes in students' personal learning plans (e.g., classes and programs)? How effective are these?

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

Post High School Transitions

Indicator: The school implements strategies and programs to facilitate transitions to post high school options and regularly evaluates their effectiveness.

Prompt: How effective are strategies and programs to facilitate transitions to post high school options?

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

B2. Curriculum: Additional Findings

Indicator: Consider other information that impacts the degree to which the school is meeting this criterion.

Prompt: From examining additional relevant evidence, what has been learned regarding the extent to which this criterion is being addressed?

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

Prompt: Comment on the degree to which this criterion impacts the school’s addressing of one or more of the identified critical academic needs.

Findings

Supporting Evidence

     

     

Suggested Areas to Analyze

Suggested areas to analyze in determining the degree to which the criterion is being met:



  • a description of the variety of programs available to all students

  • the extent to which all students have opportunities to make appropriate choices and pursue a full range of realistic career and educational options

  • the extent to which parents, students and staff collaborate in the development and monitoring of a student’s personal learning plan, based upon students’ learning styles and career and educational goals

  • the extent to which the student population and surrounding community influences curriculum offerings and choice and how the curriculum builds on the cultural and linguistic characteristics of the students and community

  • the extent to which the school program provides for career exploration, preparation for postsecondary education and pre-technical training for all students

  • processes for monitoring students and their plans

  • processes for making changes in classes, programs

  • strategies for smooth transitions to post high school options (e.g., plans and programs in place which facilitate these transitions)

  • follow-up studies of a wide variety of graduates and/or exit surveys

  • other evidence identified by the school
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