Karen Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent
The Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services oversees the development and implementation of curriculum, instruction, School Improvement, CAASPP and Physical Fitness testing, professional development, and library media services. Below are key documents and/or websites that provide district and/or state required information regarding areas listed above.
Local Control Accountability Plan
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three year plan to increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils. Each district by July 1st must adopt an LCAP based on a template adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP describes goals, as well as actions to be taken to achieve those goals, related to specified state priorities for all student and subgroups. The LCAP must be linked to the LEA budget and updated annually.
Local Educational Agency Plan
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 mandates that school districts develop a Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan as a requirement for receiving federal funding under NCLB. Even though NCLB has been replaced by the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the mandate for the LEA Plan is in place through the 2016-17 school year. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the provisions included in NCLB. In essence, LEA Plans describe the actions that LEAs will take to ensure that they meet certain programmatic requirements, such as student academic services designed to increase student achievement and performance, and coordination of services.
Grade Level Standards / Expectations
Click on the links below for each grade level and subject you wish to view.
TK/Kindergarten 5th Grade
1st Grade 6th Grade
2nd Grade 7th Grade
3rd Grade 8th Grade
Professional Learning Communities
A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in repeated cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. The key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.
The attributes of a PLC include:
- A Focus on Learning
- A Collaborative Culture with a Focus on Learning for All
- Collective Inquiry into Best Practice and Current Reality
- Action Orientation: Learn by Doing
- A Commitment to Continuous Improvement
- Results Orientation
Our foundational purpose is to ensure high levels of learning for all. These four essential questions drive our staff in their daily work:
- What do we want students to learn?
- How will we know if they have learned it?
- What will we do if they don't learn it? What interventions are in place to assist students who are experiencing difficulty?
- What will we do if they already know it? What enrichments are in place for advanced students?
Having a shared mission, vision, values and goals allow the Mountain View School District to maintain a collaborative culture throughout our entire school system. Schools improve when teachers are given time and support to work together to refine essential students learning, develop common assessments for learning, analyze evidence of learning, and learn from one another.
Common Core State Standards
On August 2, 2010, the California State Board of Education (SBE) voted unanimously to adopt new standards for both mathematics and English-language arts. The new standards are rigorous, research-based, and designed to prepare every student for success in college and the workforce. The standards are internationally benchmarked to ensure that our students are able to compete with students around the globe.
Overview of Common Core State Standards
The links provided below provide overview and technical information relating to the Common Core State Standards.
• Achieve the Core - http://www.achievethecore.org/
• America Achieves - http://www.americaachieves.org/
The links provided below provide instructional examples relating to Mathematics and English/Language Arts.
• Achieve the Core - http://www.achievethecore.org/ela-literacy-common-core/instructional-practice/
• Eye on Education - http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/CCDocuments/5ThingsCCSS_Davis.pdf
Smarter Balanced Digital Library
In 2013, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium developed the Digital Library of formative assessment tools and professional resources. The Digital Library includes a series of assessment literacy and exemplar instructional modules in English and math. In addition, the library will include professional learning and instructional materials contributed by teachers. The library is interactive, allowing users to rate materials and to share their expertise with educators across the state or across the country. Teachers can quickly search the Digital Library by criteria such as grade level, Common Core standards referenced, target student population, and much more.
District Textbook Adoptions
Textbooks used in Mountain View School District meet state requirements for use in California schools. The attached Textbook Adoption Chart provides parents and staff with the name of the textbooks, the publisher and the textbook adoption cycle date.
Staff Development Resources
Common Core Staff Development Materials
Depth of Knowledge
- Depth of Knowledge-English/Language Arts, Hess
- Depth of Knowledge-Math and Science, Hess
- Depth of Knowledge-Questions/STEMS
- Depth of Knowledge-handouts
- Depth of Knowledge-Webb
- Depth of Knowledge-Math and English/Language Arts, Webb
- PowerPoint Presentation-Depth of Knowledge
- Depth of Knowledge Kindergarten-1st Grade
- PowerPoint: Depth of Knowledge ELA
- Depth of Knowledge Mathematics
- Depth of Knowledge Reading
- Depth of Knowledge Cognitive Rigor ELA
- Hess Cognitive Rigor M-Science
- Trimmed Birmingham Jail (Movie)
- Trimmed Write to Sources (Movie)
- Common Core Sorting Standards Cards (K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 )
- Math CC Standards & Mathematical Practices
- Common Core Modifications to Math
- PowerPoint Presentation Language Arts
- PowerPoint: April 10, 2013 Inservice
- Text Genres-Balancing Informational and Literacy Text
- PowerPoint: ABC Book of Text Features
- Common Core Curriculum Maps (ELA)
- Shanahan Text Complexity Questions
- "Source It"
- Text Structures - Organizing Information
- The Challenge of Challenging Text
- Reading Level Comparison Chart
- Metacognitive Markers "Thinking Notes"