Academic Content Standards
Black Butte School District is mandated by both the state and federal government to help our students achieve a variety of academic standards. For links to the complete list of content standards mandated by the State of Oregon click here.
At the federal level, we follow the Common Core Standards. Accodring to Common Core State Standards Initiative (2017), "The Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning. According to the best available evidence, the mastery of each standard is essential for success in college, career, and life in today’s global economy. While the standards set grade-specific goals, they do not define how the standards should be taught or which materials should be used to support students. States and districts recognize that there will need to be a range of supports in place to ensure that all students, including those with special needs and English language learners, can master the standards. It is up to the states to define the full range of supports appropriate for these students. No set of grade-specific standards can fully reflect the great variety of abilities, needs, learning rates, and achievement levels of students in any given classroom. Importantly, the standards provide clear signposts along the way to the goal of college and career readiness for all students."
If you are a parent or guardian of a child, you can click here to learn more about what you should know about the Common Core Standards.
Click here to read the common core standards.
The next generation science standards were developed by a consortium of states, as well as the National Research Council and the National Science Teachers Association. According to their website, "The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students. A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students’ interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship. The NGSS call for a three-dimensional approach to K–12 science instruction. This represents a significant transition from previous state standards. That’s why effective implementation demands a great deal of collaboration and patience among states, districts, schools, teachers, and students."
Click here to read the Next Generation Science Standards.