Educational Services

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for developing programs and services to increase student mastery of Common Core State Standards in grades TK-8. These duties include providing quality professional development for administrators and teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, coordinating instruction-based technology, intervention and other support services. Our goal is to provide the highest level of education to each student so they can reach their full potential in an effort to close the achievement gap and extend learning opportunities for everyone.

District Assessments:

California Dashboard for District and School Performance


The California School Dashboard provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning, included in these processes is the collaboratively designed Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

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California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP)

What is CAASPP?

On January 1, 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established. The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

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English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, ELPAC


Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video


Summative ELPAC Student Score Report Video

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

National PTA Parents' Guides to Student Success

LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Budget Overview for Parents

Additional Resource Links Related to State, School and District Data:


Ed Source: California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance

California Dashboard Results

California Department of Education (CDE) Dashboard and Systems of Support

CDE: California's Vision and Mission of Success for English Learners

CDE: School District Profile


What are Common Core Standards?

"Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards. 

Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace." -California Department of Education

For further information, please refer to The Common Core State Standards Initiative

This three-minute video, provided by the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS), explains how the CCSS will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. You can find other videos on the CGCS Common Core Videos  Web page.


Dr. Jessica Kiernan

Assistant Superintendent,

Educational Services

(831) 464-5637

Jackie Gomez


Assistant, Educational


(831) 464-5637