Standards

Pacific Grove Unified School District has a long standing tradition of high academic student achievement. These efforts continue with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These new standards will challenge us to examine our instructional practices in order to reach higher levels of student engagement and academic rigor. Successful implementation of the standards require a greater focus on gathering different forms of evidence in order to more accurately monitor and gauge our efforts.

We accept the challenges that come with implementing the new, more rigorous standards. We view this as an opportunity to seek out innovative tools and techniques for teaching and for creating more engaging and challenging learning experiences for students so that they will be better prepared to enter an ever-changing world.


Common Core State Standards 

Subject Area
Grade Level
English Language Arts (ELA)
K-5th  6-12th
Mathematics
 K   1st   2nd  3rd   4th
Literacy in History/Social Science, Science
and Technical Subjects
6-12th
English Language Development (ELD)
K   1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th
6th   7th   8th   9-10th
Introduction to Common Core Standards for Parents English Spanish

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Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will replace the former CA Content Standards for science and provide a path forward towards strengthening student understanding and depth of knowledge of physical, earth, life, and environmental science. NGSS emphasize the integrated relationships that exist between these four disciplines, incorporate mathematical and engineering practices, and promote critical thinking and  problem solving throughout the learning process. The NGSS framework was developed with the participation of representatives from 26 states, content experts from higher education, professional scientists, and members from the National Science Teachers Association. Science teachers throughout PGUSD have begun aligning their instruction and teaching science lessons containing these new standards. The new science standards contain three structural components:

  1. NGSS Arranged by DCI
  2. NGSS Arranged by Topics
  3. Arranged by Performance Expectations (external link)

The links below contain additional information about NGSS and their implications on teaching and learning.