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Ramona Unified School District

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Remediation Compendium.
Organization Name:

Ramona Unified School District

Remediation Program Title:

I-PASS/Adopt a Senior

Subject Matter:

English-Language Arts and Math

Abstract:

I-PASS involves identifying those students who have not passed the CAHSEE. I-PASS couples each student who has not passed the ELA or mathematics portion of the CAHSEE with an ELA or math teacher who acts as a “case manager.” Based on strand score data, students are clustered according to their area of greatest need, and, in turn, paired with a teacher who has the greatest expertise in that area of ELA or math.

The case manager collects the following historical performance data on each student:

  • CAHSEE ELA/math performance data
  • ELA/math courses and grades
  • Special needs, if applicable

The case manager, student, and parent (at times) devise an intervention plan. The intervention plan requires the student to be enrolled in an ELA/math course and possibly other support or tutorials.

Each ELA/math teacher has a small group of students to tutor during a tutorial period, which is built into the master schedule and is designed to meet twice a week. Also, teachers meet with students before and after school and during lunch.

Student progress is formally documented by the case manager six times a year, with ongoing progress recorded at a teacher level. Conferences among the case manager, student, and parent are scheduled a minimum of four times per year.

Target Audience:

CAHSEE non-passers

Typical Instructional Setting:

Small-group and individual

Diagnostic Assessment Used:
  • CAHSEE scale scores in ELA/math (based on a 350 scaled passing score)
  • CAHSEE strand raw scores in ELA/math (based on a raw score of 90 for ELA and 80 for math)
  • Exit Exam Mathematics Assessment Preparation (EEMAP) available through the San Diego County Office of Education External link opens in new window or tab. .
  • Teacher assessments
Curriculum Used:
ELA:
  • Preparing for the California High School Exit Examination: An English-Language Arts Study Guide (California Department of Education)
  • California Writing Review (American Book Company)
  • California Grammar and Usage Review (American Book Company)
  • California Reading Review (American Book Company)
  • Getting Ready for the CAHSEE (San Diego County Office of Education)
  • Roadmap to the CAHSEE: English-Language Arts (The Princeton Review)
  • Review and Remediation Skill Book (Prentice Hall Assessment System)
  • Literature Teacher’s Resources (Globe Fearon)
  • Read and Write 6 (computed-based program)
  • CAHSEE Released Test Questions
Math:
  • Preparing for the California High School Exit Examination: A Mathematics Study Guide (California Department of Education)
  • CAHSEE Prep (San Diego County Office of Education publication)
  • Exit Exam Mathematics Assessment Preparation (EEMAP)
  • Worksheets available through edHelper External link opens in new window or tab.
  • HANDYGRAPH External link opens in new window or tab.
  • California Standards Test Released Test Questions
  • CAHSEE Released Test Questions
Contact Information:

Cathy Pierce
Director, Assessment and Categorical Programs
Ramona Unified School District
720 Ninth Street
Ramona, CA 92065
760-787-2061
cpierce@ramonausd.net

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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