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State Content Standards

English-Language Arts Content Standards

This document presents the skill and knowledge to be learned and the type of work to be done at each grade level in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  These standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student in California. (Originally adopted in November, 1997, and revised in 2000)

Mathematics Content Standards     Mathematics Framework

These standards establish the concepts and skills that students should master in mathematics at each grade level.  The standards define what students should know and be able to do;  the methods of instruction are left to the teachers.  A glossary is included.  (Adopted December, 1997)

History-Social Science Content Standards     History-Social Science Framework

What students in California should learn about history-social science is clearly set forth in this document.  The standards define the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.  Students who achieve these standards will have the necessary skills to understand a complex and changing world in the twenty-first century and the obligations of citizenship in the U.S.  (Adopted October, 1998)

Science Content Standards

The standards represent the content of science education and include the essential skills and knowledge students will need to be scientifically literate citizens in the twenty-first century.  These standards provide a balance between a body of knowledge and the method of scientific inquiry.  The standards are arranged by grade level for kindergarten to grade eight.  (Adopted October, 1998)

Visual-Performing Arts Content Standards     Visual-Performing Arts Framework

These standards, which cover the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and the visual arts, are intended to provide important guidance to schools in designing curricula for the programs they offer in these subject areas.  (Adopted January, 2001)

Foreign Language Framework

This framework focuses on developing the highest levels of foreign language proficiency for our students so that they gain both the power and the pleasure of communicating in languages other than English.  (Adopted May, 2001)

Physical Education Framework

This framework provides a clearly articulated set of concepts and strategies that form the foundation of a comprehensive physical education system for kindergarten through grade twelve. (adopted 1994)

Burton School District's Local Educational Agency Plan

This plan includes descriptions of student academic services designed to increase student achievement and performance, coordination of services, needs assessments, consultations, school choice, supplemental services, and services to homeless students, and others as required.

Please click here for a copy of Burton School District's Local Educational Agency Plan for 2008-2013