WestEd in the Field


Developing Common Core Curricular Units: Santa Ana USD

WestEd is helping Orange County's Santa Ana (CA) Unified School District develop Common Core instructional units and curricular materials for English language arts and mathematics, as well as for developing student literacy in science and social studies.

WestEd staff are also helping district curriculum-writing teams and administrators learn how to scaffold language development and content understanding for English language learners. Approximately 50 percent of the district's 58,000 students qualify for English learner language support.

With WestEd’s assistance, writing teams are creating model curricular units to inform the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in all district schools.