Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, California is moving to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These computer-based tests replace the STAR program. CAASPP is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live.
This year, CAASPP is being field tested to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn.
Who will take the test?
All students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11.
Willow Glen Elementary’s testing schedule is:
Grade 5 Science: April 9 and 10
Grade 3 CAASPP: April 22-25
Grade 4 CAASPP: April 29-May 2
Grade 5 CAASPP: April 28-May 2
Will parents receive test results?
No. Because this is a field test to determine how effective CAASPP is, schools, districts, and students/families will not receive scores.
Visit http://www.sjusd.org/parents/assessment-information/ for complete testing information and dates.
Willow Glen Elementary offers families two outstanding educational programs to choose from: a traditional English-only instructional program or a Two-Way Spanish Bilingual Immersion Program.
Both programs offer a rigorous curriculum based on state-adopted standards in English language arts, math, science, social studies and physical education. The TWBI program offers the same standards in two languages. All students receive classes in Art, Music and Science, third through fifth graders are eligible to participate in after-school classes in Instrumental Music and Choir.
The new Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Click here for more information: http://www.sjusd.org/parents/common-core/
For information about our Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program, please click here
Willow Glen Elementary School sits in the center of the lovely Willow Glen township within San Jose. It is a unique and elegant location, with a beautiful new two-story, 14 classroom structure and nine refurbished classrooms, library and cafeteria. We have a highly trained staff of teachers and support personnel whose goal is to provide a challenging academic program. We work within this diverse community to develop disciplined readers, writers and mathematicians. The parent community embraces our diverse student population and helps to create a welcoming and supportive environment where each person is valued. Parent volunteers provide our students with hands-on art experiences. The PTA supports field trips, science lessons, and a large bilingual library, which further enrich the students’ understanding of their studies and connections to their community. Everyone thrives in this energetic and fun environment.
Please remember our early out schedule for Tuesdays this year!
TK and Kinder:
1:20 p.m. Dismissal
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The San Jose Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race,ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required byAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or whom wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons: Director of Student Services, Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6080 ext. 13212 The District’s 504 Coordinator, Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6195 ext. 13229
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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José no discrimina por motivos de edad, sexo, orientación sexual, género, raza, identificación de grupo étnico, linaje, religión, color de piel o discapacidad física o mental, en sus programas y actividades educativos ni en sus prácticas de empleo, de conformidad con los requisitos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, el Artículo 504 o la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y la Ley de Educación Vocacional de 1976. La falta de competencia en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para ser admitido y participar en los programas del Distrito. Los estudiantes, padres de familia, empleados u otras personas que deseen obtener más información acerca de estos reglamentos o que deseen presentar una queja, deben ponerse en contacto con las siguientes personas: Director de Servicios Estudiantiles: Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6000 extensión 13212 Coordinadora del Artículo 504 a nivel del Distrito – Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6000 extensión 13229