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Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Welcome to the Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

The Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability team ensures support for quality academic programs for the new Common Core learning standards to Kern County’s 47 school districts.


Student Events

Our hope is to provide information and tools to students, teachers and parents, who may be interested in participating in the student events that are coordinated by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office. These academic competitions involve approximately 30,000 Kern County students every year. Many Kern County students receive state or nationwide recognition.

Click Here to View All Student Events Download Events and Activities Calendar

Common Core Standards

The following materials were developed for use by California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA):

General Overview Materials

Math Materials

ELA Materials

  • Common Core Content Standards for ELA: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
  • California Common Core Standards: Introduction to the English Language Arts Administrator Snapshot part 1  part 2
  • California’s Common Core Standards An Introduction for Teachers– English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science and Science and Technical Subjects

International Benchmarking

  • Benchmarking International Standards PowerPoint Presentation
  • Comparison of International Benchmark Standards in Mathematics and Reading with Selected Common Core Standards and California Standards

CCSS Resource Update:

  • A new publication is now available, both in hard-copy and online, under the “California Resources” section. A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the CCSS in English Language Arts and Mathematics contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics. The publication is excerpted from A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools, an online resource that provides information regarding all curricular content areas.
  • Under the “Common Core State Standards” section, a link has been added to a database developed by the Sacramento County Office of Education to search the CCSS by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster) and is located at http://db.readinglions.net/commoncore/ (Outside Source).

For Information and Possible Action:

  • The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) is recruiting educators to serve on four focus groups to provide input on the revision of the Mathematics Framework. Applications are due January 5, 2012. The focus group recruitment letter and application can be found on the Mathematics Curriculum Framework Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/.
  • The SSPI has invited publishers of mathematics and language arts instructional materials to submit supplemental instructional materials that bridge the gap between programs currently being used by local educational agencies and the CCSS. Teachers and content experts are being recruited to review these supplemental materials for alignment to the CCSS. The reviewer application, general information, and a schedule of significant events can be found on the Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Materials Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/suptsupmatreview.asp.
  • SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium announced the Consortium’s revised content specifications for mathematics is available for review. This draft reflects revisions based on feedback from more than 200 individuals and organizations. Stakeholders will have until Tuesday, January 3, 2012, to submit feedback on this final review of the Mathematics Draft Content Specifications. Once finalized, the content specifications will serve as the basis for the SMARTER Balanced system of summative and interim assessments and formative assessment support for teachers. The Mathematics Draft Content Specifications materials, and instruction on how to provide feedback, are available on the SMARTER Balanced Web page at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/Resources.aspx (Outside Source).

Welcome to Education Technology

The Education Technology team ensures support for district technology integration into student learning by supporting teacher professional development and technology planning services.

Where we are located:
2000 K St-Larry E. Reider Education Center
2nd Floor Rm 209-210
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact information:
Kelly Bergen, Director
(661) 636-4644
email: kebergen@kern.org

Stacey Stansberry
Coordinator, Education Technology
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
661-636-4541

Links to additional resources: http://www.edtechkern.org

Math

Mathematics Coordinator
Leeanne Stevens
Email: lstevens@kern.org
Phone: (661)636-4676

  • Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Instructional Resources

    The California State Board of Education adopts instructional materials for Kindergarten to Grade Eight. These materials align to the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) in their respective subjects. At the high school level, instructional materials are adopted at the local level, with the district board of education certifying that the materials align to the state standards.

    Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption (K – 8)
    2014 Mathematics Adoption http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/im/

    The 2014 Mathematics Adoption took effect January 1, 2013 under Assembly Bill 1246. Updates can be found by visiting the website noted above.

    Additional Curricular Topics for Math
    Outstanding literature for science and math topics
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/rl/documents/scimathlist1993.doc

    Smarter Balanced Assessment System Resources
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa

  • Standards and Frameworks

    California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS)
    The California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics (CA CCSSM) reflect the importance of focus, coherence, and rigor as guiding principles for mathematics instruction and learning. California’s implementation of the CA CCSSM demonstrates a committtment to providing a world-class education for all students that supports college and career readiness and the knowledge and skills necessary to fully participate in the twenty-first- century global economy. – Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    • Mathematics Standards Maps for Higher Mathematics

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/stdsmaps4highermath.asp

    CCSS Content Overview Brochures
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/

    These informative brochures were produced for the Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards under the leadership of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Services Division of the California Department of Education and the Sacramento County Office of Education. These brochures summarize what children will learn within each grade span and help parents to feel more connected as they become familiar with the intent of our state standards. Links to Spanish language versions and additional resources are also provided on this page.

    California Mathematics Framework

    Focus, coherence, and rigor, the underlying principles of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM), hold the promise of preparing all California students for college, careers, and civic life—and developing mathematically competent individuals who can use mathematics as a tool for making wise decisions in their personal lives, a foundation for rewarding work, and a means for comprehending and influencing the world in which they will live. This framework supports these ambitious goals by emphasizing mathematical instruction and learning that focus on key topics, build mathematical understanding and fluency in a coherent manner, and develop students’ ability to apply mathematics creatively to analyze and solve complex problems.

    California Mathematics Framework
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/

    Executive summary (pdf): http://www.scoe.net/castandards/Documents/summary-math-framework.pdf

  • Math Field Day

  • Professional Organizations

    Kern County Mathematics Council
    http://www.kerncmc.org

    The Kern County Mathematics Council (KCMC) is a professional organization of PK – College educators dedicated to making sure that ALL Kern County students have access to high quality mathematics education.

    It is the goal of the KCMC to:

    • promote and support the improvement of mathematics education in Kern County.
    • disseminate information on current issues in mathematics education.
    • provide opportunities for mathematics educators to share ideas and teaching strategies.
    • support student mathematics activities.

    California Mathematics Council
    http://www.cmc-math.org
    CMC annual conferences held in the South, North, and Central sections.

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    http://www.nctm.org

Science

Science Coordinator
Michelle Roy
Email: miroy@kern.org
Phone: (661)636-4640

English Learner

Title III EL Network ELD Resources

For More Information Contact

Lilly Rosenberger, Title III/EL Coordinator
(661) 636-4239
lirosenberger@kern.org

Michelle Young, EL Coordinator
661-636-4505
miyoung@kern.org

Contact information

Lori Aragon, Administrator – Instructional Services
(661) 636-4650
Fax: (661) 636-4135
loaragon@kern.org
Main: City Centre, 5th floor

Heather Richter, Management Analyst – Local Control & Accountability
(661) 636-4546
herichter@kern.org
Main: City Centre, 5th floor

Jason Hodgson, Management Analyst – Local Control & Accountability
(661) 636-4623
jahodgson@kern.org
Main: City Centre, 5th floor

Charles Wilson, Management Analyst – Local Control & Accountability
(661) 636-4643
chwilson@kern.org
Main: City Centre, 5th floor

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Where are we located?

5th Floor, 1300 17th Street — City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301

The Learning Center

2020 “K” Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
Hours:
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10:30-7:00
Wednesday – 8:30-5:00
Thursday – 10:30-7:00
Friday – 8:30-5:00
Saturday – 10:00-4:00
Sunday – CLOSED

Phone: 661.636.4783

Contact information

Lori Aragon, Administrator – Instructional Services
(661) 636-4650
FAX: (661) 636-4135
loaragon@kern.org

Corina Hilton, Administrative Secretary I
(661) 636-4724
cohilton@kern.org

Geanna Salmon, Secretary II
(661) 636-4637
gesalmon@kern.org

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