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Whittier Union High School District, Grade 12

California High School Exit Examination Remediation Compendium.
Organization Name:

Whittier Union High School District (comprehensive and alternative sites)

Remediation Program Title:

CAHSEE English-Language Arts/Math Parallel Class

Subject Matter:

English-Language Arts and Math

Abstract:
ELA:

The ELA parallel classes are supplemental English classes taken in addition to the required grade-level English class and in lieu of an elective. Curriculum is based on content standards tested on the CAHSEE. Tenth graders are placed in these classes if they are in danger of not passing the CAHSEE (based on a Far below Basic score on the ELA California Standards Test in ninth grade and/or are Resource Specialist Program students). Eleventh and twelfth graders are placed in the class if they did not pass the ELA portion of the CAHSEE. One hundred percent of the district’s non-passing seniors are in a parallel class. Tenth and eleventh graders are enrolled based on seats available in each site’s master schedule.

Math:

The math parallel classes are supplemental math classes taken in addition to the required math sequence and in lieu of an elective class. Curriculum is based on CAHSEE standards. Eleventh and twelfth graders are placed in the class if they did not pass the math portion of the CAHSEE. One hundred percent of the district’s non-passing seniors are in a parallel math class. Eleventh graders are enrolled based on seats available in each site’s master schedule.

Target Audiences:
  • All Grade 10 students preparing to take the CAHSEE (ELA only)
  • Grade 11 and 12 non-passers (ELA and math)
Typical Instructional Setting:

Classroom instruction with a No Child Left Behind highly qualified teacher

Diagnostic Assessment Used:

CAHSEE scores are used to place students in the class. The Educator’s Assessment Data Management System External link opens in new window or tab. allows teachers to view strand scores of both the CAHSEE and the California Standards Test.

Curriculum Used:
ELA:
  • California Reading Review, California Writing Review (American Book Company)
  • Measuring UP to the California Content Standards and Success Strategies for the CAHSEE (exit level) (People’s Publishing Group)
  • Preparing for the California High School Exit Exam: An English-Language Arts Study Guide (California Department of Education)
Math:
  • California Math Review  (American Book Company)
  • Measuring UP to the California Content Standards and Success Strategies for the CAHSEE (exit level) (People’s Publishing Group)
  • San Diego County Office of Education intervention program designed to support CAHSEE
  • Released test questions from California Department of Education (used as classroom warm-ups)
  • Preparing for the California High School Exit Exam: A Mathematics Study Guide (California Department of Education)
Contact Information:
Alternative sites:

Carlye Olsen
Principal
Frontier High School
Whittier Union High School District
9401 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605
562-698-8121 x1200
Carlye.Olsen@wuhsd.k12.ca.us

Comprehensive sites:

Margie Moriarty
Assistant Principal
Sierra Vista High School
Whittier Union High School District
9401 South Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605
562-698-8121 x1312
Margie.Moriarty@wuhsd.k12.ca.us

Questions:   High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office | cahsee@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 19, 2015
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