Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
|Introduction to the CCSS||The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Forty five states, including Washington, have adopted common learning standards that will be fully in place by 2015.|
|Common Core Website||Official website of CCSS explains how these consistent standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.|
The standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
Kent SD will transition to the CCSS over three years, beginning in the 2012-13 school year. The transition calendar and guides for parents are provided here.
KSD Learning Standards
English Language Arts (ELA) standards for K-12.
Math standards for K-12.
Technology standards for K-12, along with charts and high school Culminating Project information.
Find information about Kent School District Career and Technical Programs.
|Inclusive Education||Services for students with special educational needs.|
Programs for students who have special needs created by their depth of understanding and insight, advanced academic skills, rapid rate of learning, aptitude for higher levels of thinking and capacity for creative thinking.
|English Language Learners (ELL)||Services available for students who are learning English.|
Technology resources to help teachers engage their students in the classroom.
Resources to ensure all students increase independence and achievement through use of technology.
|One-to-One laptop initiative||This section reviews the shared vision and purpose behind our One-to-One Laptop Initiative, including a timeline, information about research and best practices of One-to-One, a summary of our past, present, and future, and links to news stories and presentations.|
Adopted Materials and Supplemental Support Materials for elementary schools.
|Secondary Adopted Materials|
Adopted Materials and Supplemental Support Materials for secondary schools.
Kent Virtual Library with links to other online research resources.
|Secondary Course Catalogs|
Click to access course catalogs for Middle Schools and High Schools.
Revised Graduation Requirements.
Click on Secondary Course Catalogs to view the Senior High District Master Course Catalog, which lists all courses in the district. The course descriptions throughout the catalog will indicate if a course is NCAA approved. Also, an addendum at the end of the catalog gives NCAA information on all courses.
Washington State Educational Information
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for general information about education in Washington state.
Information from OSPI on providing leadership, service and support for the development and implementation of research-based learning standards and curriculum to ensure that all learners achieve at high levels.
How OSPI measures school accountability.
General information about school demographics, student academic performance, and staff characteristics.