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Salinas Union High School District

California High School Exit Examination Remediation Compendium.
Organization Name:

Salinas Union High School District

Remediation Program Title:

Graduation Requirement Exit Exam

Subject Matter:

Math

Abstract:

The Graduation Requirement Exit Exam (GREE) course is required for all seniors who have not yet passed the CAHSEE, including special education students and English learners. Students are identified in May of their eleventh grade year and scheduled for the GREE course at that time.

This districtwide program serves four high schools, one continuation site, and one adult education site. An individual plan for each student is created based on results from a pre-test administered to all students at the beginning of the school year. Practice tests are regularly administered in September and October. In December a simulated CAHSEE test is given to all students with results analyzed by the teachers and students. Those students who pass the CAHSEE in November are rescheduled into other classes for the spring semester. Students who did not pass the CAHSEE are enrolled in the class in the spring, with continued study for the next CAHSEE administration.

A strong emphasis is placed on the training of teachers for the course. Teachers are selected to teach the course in May and June for the following school year. Teachers are required to attend a two-day training that focuses on CAHSEE resources, curriculum, student plans, and effective, research-validated instructional strategies.

When November test results have been returned, GREE teachers, site principals, the district director of assessment, and the director of curriculum and instruction meet to review results and to plan for the future. Emphasis is placed on focusing student efforts on strengths and maintenance for the February test administration. A certified letter is sent home to parents to schedule a mandatory meeting involving the parent, administrator/counselor, and each student who has not yet passed the CAHSEE.

Target Audience:

All seniors who have not yet passed the CAHSEE, including special education students and English learners.

Typical Instructional Setting:

Classroom with 18 to 24 students

Diagnostic Assessment Used:

A pre-test is administered in August to all students. An individual prescription of study is then created for each student. Cluster scores from the previous CAHSEE administration are also reviewed and analyzed. Incorrect responses on the pre-test are matched with the appropriate content standard.

Curriculum Used:
  • Meeting the California Challenge (Globe Fearon)
  • CAHSEE Mathematics Workbook (Coordination Group Publications)
  • CAHSEE Mathematics Study Guide (Coordination Group Publications)
  • Salinas Union High School District curriculum guide which correlates the curriculum with the pre-test and content standards
Contact Information:

John Favero
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Salinas Union High School District
546 Lincoln Street
Salinas, CA 93901
831-751-1931
jfavero@salinas.k12.ca.us

Questions:   CAHSEE Office | CAHSEE@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 21, 2015

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