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Content Standards

Haman Elementary School teaches the content standards as designated by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD).  

For a list of SCUSD standards, click here. 

The SCUSD content standards are derived, in large part, from the content standards adopted by the State of California Department of Education.  Click on the links (at far left) to view the content standards for each grade level, or click on the links below to download PDF or Word documents of the standards. 


Click here to visit the California Department of Education website

California Education content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

The content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education are listed below: Printed publications can be purchased from CDE Press Educational Resource Catalog.

Notice: The guidance in Content Standards for California Public Schools is not binding on local educational agencies or other entities (including SCUSD). Except for the statutes, regulations, and court decisions that are referenced herein, the document is exemplary, and compliance with it is not mandatory. (See Education Code Section 33308.5.)

 

Standards

Lifelong Learning Standards

Students will be effective communicators who:

• read and comprehend a variety of materials 
• clearly convey information and ideas in written, oral, and visual forms 
• listen to, understand and respond appropriately

Students will be informed, productive thinkers whose products demonstrate that they can:

• use creative thinking and critical thinking skills 
• use diverse strategies in solving problems, making decisions and evaluating results 
• apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to situations found both inside and outside the classroom

Students will be self-directed learners who:

• set priorities, plan and take action to accomplish goals 
• manage time and resources efficiently and independently 
• take on challenges and accept responsibility for making choices 
• apply knowledge and skills in multiple settings

Students will be collaborative workers who:

• perform a variety of roles within a team 
• develop high quality products and services 
• evaluate the effectiveness of both individual and group contributions 
• apply results of evaluation to improve performance

Students will be contributing citizens who:

• demonstrate integrity, responsibility and perseverance as productive members of society 
• acknowledge cultural, physical, economic, intellectual, age and gender diversity 
• recognize and respect the rules and processes that govern society 
• actively participate in the community 
• act as caretakers of the environment

Students will be information processors who:

• select and use a variety of resources, including current technology, to research and access information 
• choose the most effective tools to gather, organize, analyze and evaluate information 
• refine, synthesize and apply information to achieve a purpose