Ensuring Access to Post-Secondary Success in a Standards-Based System: Garden Grove

Student Placement: Garden Grove

**Garden Grove Unified School District. Data on a-g completion rates including:

 

Percentage of students completing a-g requirements, 2007-08 through 2009-10 school year, by student type and by school. Not available online.

 

Percentage of 2007 graduates completing a-g requirements compared to students’ proficiency levels on math and ELA CST, 2002-03, by student type. Not available online.

 

Percentage of 2010 graduates completing a-g requirements compared to students’ proficiency levels on math and ELA CST, 2005-06, by student type. Not available online.

 

This data, prepared by Garden Grove Unified District, shows the district’s overall increase in the percentage of students completing the a-g requirements (necessary for entrance to the UC/CSU system) over the past three years, as well as an indication that completion of a-g requirements is now more aligned to students’ math and English/language arts (ELA) proficiency levels on the CST.

 

Garden Grove Unified School District. (2011). 7-12 placement guidelines: revised for the 2011-12 school year. Garden Grove, CA: Author. Not available online.

 

In an effort to align placement practices across schools, the district created this document that outlines the district’s placement strategy and course sequencing for secondary students with varying language and proficiency levels in both core content classes and supplemental/intervention courses.

 

Garden Grove Unified School District. (2009). Transcript audit to increase a-g rate. Garden Grove, CA: Author. Not available online.

           

This document summarizes the district’s approach to transcript audits in order to track every student’s progress toward a-g completion (necessary for entrance to the UC/CSU system). Included in the document are instructions for accessing the data, a description of the process a school should go through to review students’ progress along with a timeline for the major steps in the process, and information on what courses students must repeat if they receive a “D” or below.

 

**This document is considered a priority reading.