WestEd in the Field


Aligning Curricula and Assessments to Common Core ELA and Math Standards: San Jose USD

WestEd staff are working with San Jose Unified School District's leadership team and teacher committees to develop English language arts (ELA) and math curricula, grades 7-12, aligned to the key principles and standards of the Common Core.

With support from WestEd, grade-level teacher teams across the district have developed a deep understanding of the new ELA and math standards, clustered those standards into instructional units, and developed common unit assessments for use across the district in grades 7-12.

WestEd and teacher teams are now working to develop sample lesson plans for each instructional unit. WestEd’s initial work with San Jose Unified School District has led the district to move forward with WestEd as its training partner in implementing the Common Core in grades K–5.