Urban Discovery Academy is gearing up for the Common Core Standards!
Students in California will not take the CST test this school year.  Instead, schools will work to prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Test which replaces the CST.  Students will take the Smarter Balanced Test for the first time during the 2014-2015 school year. The test will be quite different than the CST but the Common Core Standards and this type of exam tie in very naturally with our project based approach to education and our team is very excited about getting our students prepared!
Urban Discovery Academy has spent the last couple of school years preparing its team of educators for the implementation of the Common Core Standards.  Our teachers took part in a year long training of Common Core English Language Arts through the San Diego Writing Project last year and are receiving a year long Common Core Mathematics training this school year. 
In addition to this professional development, our administrators and team of Common Core expert teachers are attending many off-site trainings through the San Diego County Office of Education.  Content from these trainings are used to create staff led professional development programs.
For more information on the Common Core Standards please check out the link below.