CAASPP Individual Student Results are being mailed home

The CAASPP Individual Student Results arrived on September 29.  The reports are being folded and put in envelops for mailing.  Parents will receive the reports over the next two weeks.

To learn about reading the results click – CAASPP Student Results Parent Guides in different languages

Oak Grove CAASPP Summary Article 9-11-15

There is a California comprehensive plan for supporting high quality teaching and learning, which includes more challenging academic standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics designed to foster college AND career readiness. The new statewide assessments are tests based on California’s new, more challenging learning standards that are needed for students’ success in today’s world. Consequently, the state’s assessments had to change to measure student performance against the newly structured Common Core standards (CCSS) for student achievement.   Test questions in the new Smarter Balanced assessments are aligned with the state’s CCSS standards. The new learning objectives and new assessments are designed to encourage students to reach their highest academic potential, raising the bar for all students. The new Smarter Balanced assessments are fundamentally too different from the old California Content Standards Tests (CST) to make any reliable comparisons between old scores and new ones. Think of it as pushing the reset button on assessment results and getting a fresh start.   Based on trial runs of these new assessments in California and other states, initially fewer students will score at the highest achievement levels, especially in the first few years. However, this does not mean that students have fallen behind or learned less. It means that we are testing students based on the new state standards in a new way. Teachers are aligning what is taught in the classroom with what students will need to know when entering college or the 21st Century global workforce.

Common Core Standards

Common Core Writing Standards by Grade Level

General Information
College and Career Anchor Standards (doc)
Do you want this to be said of your child? (pdf)
FAQ from the Common Core State Standards Initiative
Parent Guides to the Common Core, from California PTA
Parent Handbook (doc)
Parent’s Backpack Guide to CCSS (doc)
Shifts in Practice and “Habits of Mind” (pdf)

En español
Common Core FAQ (pdf)
Common Core Overview, Trifold Brochure (pdf)
Common Core Overview, Two-Page Flier (pdf)
Common Core Overview, PowerPoint Presentation (ppt)
Parent Handbook (pdf)

English Language Arts & Literacy
Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts & Literacy (pdf)
Common Core Standards ELA Overview, from Learning Unlimited (pdf)
Parent Roadmaps, English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Mathematics (pdf)
Higher Mathematics, Traditional vs. Integrated (doc)
Parent Roadmaps, Mathematics

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), by Topic (pdf)
Appendix A, Conceptual Shifts (pdf)


Oak Grove School District Mobile App

ogsd.parentlink.netDownload the official Oak Grove School District app and follow students’ school(s). You will have access to the school’s news, notifications, webpage and more. Simply go to the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for Oak Grove.

Once you download the app, it will prompt you to “Choose from a List”. Make sure to select the schools to follow so you will can received notifications about school activities. You can also see all the Oak Grove schools when you click on the Directory Button.

Peachjar – Electronic Flyer Distribution

peachjar eflyerOak Grove School District delivers school information and approved flyers from community organizations electronically. School-approved eflyers will be emailed directly to you. Additionally, you can view these eflyers by clicking this icon or the Peachjar button on your school’s website. This “green” initiative saves our schools tons of paper and reduces copy costs by thousands of dollars.  If we have current your email at the school, then no action is required on your part.


LCAP 2015-16

The Board of Trustee approved the LCAP on June 23, 2015. California’s new education funding model, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), is a major reform in the way public school districts receive money from the state. Previously school districts received a significant portion of money without restrictions, but much …

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