- The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), which is a roadmap outlining the goals for Gabrielino and the strategies to achieve those goals, will be presented for approval to the SGUSD board on November 19. All six goals outlined in the SPSA align with the district-wide goals of implementing the Common Core Standards, closing the achievement gap, improving the response to intervention programs, and continuing to advance anti-bullying campaigns. Once approved, the SPSA will be posted on the GHS website; there will also be a link to it from the GHS PTSA website.
- School Counselors are continuing their “Blueprint Meetings” with students. These meetings utilize the information students entered in their Naviance Surveys to help develop curriculum plans to achieve each student’s goals for high school and beyond. Counselors have now finished meeting with all the freshmen and are beginning meetings with the sophomores.
- Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 484, which gives California two years to create a master plan for future state tests and effectively ends the California Standards Tests (CST) in English Language Arts and Math for all grades.
- The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), which is the alternate assessment for the CSTs given to students with special needs, will continue to be administered.
- The CST in Science will continue to be administered to all sophomores.
- The Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests in English and Math, which the California State University system uses for college placement purposes, are embedded in CSTs in English and Math. Juniors wishing to take the EAPs will be able to take the Math and English CSTs.
- The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will continue to be administered.