Educational Services Overview
The heart of our school district is Teaching and Learning. We are committed to providing quality teaching in every classroom and to ensure learning for every student in our district.
English Language Arts:
- TK McGraw-Hill - World of Wonders;
- K-6 McGraw-Hill - Wonders
- K-6 (Dual Immersion) - McGraw Hill - Maravillas
- TK-6 Writing by Design
English Language Development
- TK-6 McGraw-Hill - Wonders for English Learners
- TK-5 McGraw-Hill My Math
- TK-5 (Dual Immersion) McGraw Hill Mis Matemáticas
- Grade 6 Glencoe/McGraw-Hill CA Math
- K-6 MacMillan/McGraw Hill California Vistas
- K-6 MacMillan/McGraw Hill California Science
Social Emotional Learning:
- Character Strong
The Bellevue Union School District assessment system includes a variety of diagnostic and progress monitoring tests given throughout the school year in all classrooms to assess students' literacy and mathematics skills.
- Renaissance Star Early Literacy, Reading, and Math
- Star Spanish Early Literacy, Reading, and Math
- Hasbrouck & Tindal's Phonics Survey
- Hasbrouck & Tindal's Oral Reading Fluency Assessment
- A district genre writing assessment is also administered
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) summative assessments in Language Arts and Math are administered to 3rd-6th grade students in the spring trimester.
- English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)
Academic Interventions at School
At Bellevue Union School District, our teaching staff is committed to providing a high-quality instructional and learning experience in the classroom that is differentiated to support all learners. When necessary, the intervention process is implemented to meet diverse student needs. It acknowledges that the rate of learning, academic levels, or behaviors, vary for all learners.
Bellevue Union School District teaches the California Common Core State Standards and uses these as learning goals that clearly state which skills and knowledge children should master at each grade level to ensure they will be prepared for post-secondary education and careers after high school. Students are assessed for these basic skills and receive interventions when appropriate.
Tier 1: Interventions are universal and available to all students in the classroom (e.g., additional practice in math fluency, added small group access for comprehension strategies). Tier 1 interventions are those strategies that instructors are likely to put into place at the first sign that a student is struggling. Intervention at this level will incorporate curriculum and support tools that are available in the core program.
Tier 2: Interventions are individualized and tailored to the unique needs of struggling learners. They are reserved for students with significant skill gaps who have not responded successfully to the Tier 1 interventions. Intervention at this level will augment/supplement the core materials with intervention support staff (e.g., Literacy Paraprofessionals) and supplemental intervention materials such as Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS), Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Resources, Lalilo, Freckle Reading and Math, Imagine Espanol, and others.
Tier 3: Interventions at this level are the most intensive interventions available in a school and are generally reserved for students with chronic and severe academic or behavior/ emotional concerns. When our teams arrive at Tier 3, we are ensuring that we have exhausted regular categorical supports and are considering assessments to determine if a student has a suspected disability and requires special education services.
Student Success Team(SST)
The SST process is a general education function designed to address the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students.
Through a tiered process, the classroom teacher, parents, other staff members and site administrator(s) create an action plan based on the student’s strengths and challenges.
The plan identifies strategies and interventions that will best address the student’s needs. It is monitored and reviewed to identify strategies that are working to be continued or additional needs.
School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA):
The purpose of the SPSA is to increase the overall effectiveness of the school program by crafting a strategic plan that maximizes the resources available to the school while minimizing duplication of efforts with the ultimate goal of increasing students achievement.