Content & Instructional Standards
The Mission of the Savanna School District is to provide a quality educational program, building academic, physical, social and emotional growth in an environment that will be stimulating for learning in cooperation with parents and the community; develop all students to their individual capacity to prepare them for future learning experiences.
As we continue to implement the California Content Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it's important to know that the cognitive rigor of what we are asking students to do is more demanding than previous standards (i.e. students will be reading more complex and varied texts). Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
The Common Core State Standards continue to infuse a systemic change in California’s educational system with a focus on ensuring students are college and career ready upon high school graduation. Built upon not only what students need to know, but also on how they arrive at solving complex problems, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are helping students learn unique skills they will need to be successful in a rapidly changing global economy. CCCS is not a federal mandate imposed upon us; the standards were driven by several states’ need to agree on common standards measuring college readiness. This set of shared national standards will help to ensure that students in every state are held to the same level of expectations that students in the world’s highest-performing countries are, and that they gain the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for success in postsecondary education and in the global arena.
Use the links below to access Savanna School District Standards and Materials and Resources for specific grade levels and content areas.
Additional information for parents can be found on the California Department of Education website at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp. This site provides parent/guardians insight into what their children are learning as they progress through the grade levels. The brochures available here offer suggestions for parents/guardians to support their students’ learning and a list of additional resources.