California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) articulate what students should know and be able to do in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math for grades kindergarten through 12th. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) delineates the science learning progression for students kindergarten through 12th Grade. California has a statewide student assessment system called California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP.) The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) administers, per California law, the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment to all California students in Grades 3 through 8, and Grade 11. This is a computer based test aligned with the CCSS. Additionally, students in Grades 5 and 8th will take the California Science Test (CAST) which is aligned with NGSS.
While Novato Charter School is committed to covering all CCSS K through 8th Grade by the end of the 8th Grade, we do so on a different time-table from traditional public schools. To learn more about how our curriculum aligns with the CCSS in each grade please follow the link to the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education’s Public Waldorf-Common Core Curriculum Alignment and Handbook: http://www.allianceforpublicwaldorfeducation.org/research-and-resources/
Links for more info:
CAASPP Report: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssreports.asp