California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
CAASPP results and University of California A-G coursework reflect the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that scholars will need to be ready for college and the 21st century job market. The Poway Unified School District is nationally recognized for excellence in education, and as such, we use their results as a standard of achievement for measuring our progress.
For reviewing the charts below, “Met or Exceeded Standard” has the following meanings.
Exceeded Standard – The student demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed for likely success in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework after high school.
Met Standard – The student demonstrates progress toward mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for likely success in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework after high school.
University of California A-G Subject Requirements
The intent of the A-G subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study.
Courses from California high schools and online schools used to satisfy the A-G subject requirements must be approved by the University of California and appear on the institution’s A-G course list. These courses must be academically challenging, involving substantial reading, writing, problems and laboratory work (as appropriate), and must show serious attention to analytical thinking, factual content, and developing students’ oral and listening skills.
Healthy Kids Survey
The Healthy Kids Survey results for 11th grade scholars in our class of 2016 report a high degree (versus a medium or low degree) of school connectedness, caring adult relationships, and the perceived safety of our school. Administered by the California Department of Education to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven, the survey enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, protective factors, and school violence. The Poway Unified School District is nationally recognized for excellence in education, and as such, we use their results as a standard of achievement for measuring our progress.
The suspension rate is an indicator of school connectedness and academic achievement.