Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.
"It is a significant departure in terms of the instructional shifts."
The method aligns with the Common Core approach to learning.
The standards will boost “conceptual understanding and critical thinking.”
"It feels like it’s moving us forward in the right direction."
New standards may create hurdles for English-learners
All districts must have "high expectations for success in college and careers."
District officials say communication, parent outreach has built support.
Opportunity for staff to rethink how they deliver curriculum and engage kids.
Assessments "require greater critical thinking."
Teachers "are very excited again with what they’re doing."
Tests were designed to help students prepare for this spring's assessments.
Testing at some schools is underway.
Timothy Smith teaches math at Florin High School in Sacramento.