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Susan Downs

Administrative Assistant

Educational services
District Instructional Materials Adoptions

Instructional Materials used in Mountain View School District meet state requirements for use in California schools.  The attached Instructional Materials Adoption Chart  provides parents and staff with the name of the textbooks, the publisher and the textbook adoption cycle date.

Model Library Standards for California Schools

California Department of Education (CDE) adopted the Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve on September 16, 2010. Click on the link below to view.

Model Library Standards 2010

School Plan for Student Achievement 2018-19

The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is the result of SB374, introduced by former Senator, Jack O’Connell.  Education Code 64001 requires each school that participates in programs funded through the Consolidated Application to develop a School Plan for Student Achievement.  Each school's plan may be found on the school site's webpage. Click on the school name to view their SPSA.

Creek View Elementary

Mountain View Elementary

Ranch View Elementary

Grace Yokley Middle

Transition Plans

Click on the links below to view the MVSD Transition Plans approved by the Board of Trustees.

Math - 5th to 6th Grade

Math - 5th to 6th Grade (Spanish)

Math - 8th to 9th Grade

Math - 8th to 9th Grade (Spanish)


Educational Services

Karen Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent

The Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services oversees the development and implementation of curriculum, instruction, LCAP, LEA Plan, instructional materials, Technology, Accountability, CAASPP and Physical Fitness testing, professional development, and library media services. Below are key documents and/or websites that provide district and/or state required information regarding areas listed above. 

Local Control Accountability Plan

undefinedThe Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three year plan to increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils.  Each district by July 1st must adopt an LCAP based on a template adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE).  The LCAP describes goals, as well as actions to be taken to achieve those goals, related to specified state priorities for all student and subgroups.  The LCAP must be linked to the LEA budget and updated annually.

Click here to view our Local Control Accountability Plan

Local Educational Agency Plan

LEA plan
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 mandates that school districts develop a Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan as a requirement for receiving federal funding under NCLB. Even though NCLB has been replaced by the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the mandate for the LEA Plan is in place through the 2016-17 school year. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the provisions included in NCLB.  In essence, LEA Plans describe the actions that LEAs will take to ensure that they meet certain programmatic requirements, such as student academic services designed to increase student achievement and performance, and coordination of services.

2017-18 Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP)

2016-17 Title III Performance Goal 2

Grade Level Standards/Expectations

Click on the links below for each grade level and subject you wish to view.

TK/Kindergarten                                                                       5th Grade

Kindergarten Standards Summary Pamphlet                       Grade 5 Standards Summary Pamphlet

English Language Arts                                                               English Language Arts

Mathematics                                                                               Mathematics

Science-1998 Standards                                                            Science-1998 Standards

Science-NGSS                                                                              Science-NGSS

History-Social Science                                                                History-Social Science

Physical Education                                                                     Physical Education

Visual & Performing Arts                                                           Visual & Performing Arts

Health                                                                                           Health

1st Grade                                                                                    6th Grade

Grade 1 Standards Summary Pamphlet                                Grade 6 Standards Summary Pamphlet

English Language Arts                                                               English Language Arts

Mathematics                                                                               Mathematics

Science-1998 Standards                                                           Science NGSS Integrated

Science-NGSS                                                                             History-Social Science

History-Social Science                                                               Physical Education

Physical Education                                                                    Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts                                                         Health


2nd Grade                                                                                  7th Grade

Grade 2 Standards Summary Pamphlet                               Grade 7 Standards Summary Pamphlet

English Language Arts                                                              English Language Arts

Mathematics                                                                              Mathematics

Science-1998 Standards                                                          Science NGSS Integrated

Science-NGSS                                                                            History-Social Science

History-Social Science                                                              Physical Education

Physical Education                                                                   Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts                                                        Health


3rd Grade                                                                                  8th Grade

Grade 3 Standards Summary Pamphlet                              Grade 8 Standards Summary Pamphlet

English Language Arts                                                             English Language Arts

Mathematics                                                                             Mathematics

Science-1998 Standards                                                         Honors Math - Integrated I

Science-NGSS                                                                           Science NGSS Integrated

History-Social Science                                                             History-Social Science

Physical Education                                                                   Physical Education

Visual & Performing Arts                                                        Visual & Performing Arts

 Health                                                                                       Health       

4th Grade

Grade 4 Standards Summary Pamphlet

English Language Arts


Science-1998 Standards


History-Social Science

Physical Education

Visual & Performing Arts


Professional Learning Communities

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in repeated cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. The key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.

The attributes of a PLC include:

  • A Focus on Learning
  • A Collaborative Culture with a Focus on Learning for All
  • Collective Inquiry into Best Practice and Current Reality
  • Action Orientation: Learn by Doing
  • A Commitment to Continuous Improvement
  • Results Orientation

Our foundational purpose is to ensure high levels of learning for all. These four essential questions drive our staff in their daily work:

  1. What do we want students to learn?
  2. How will we know if they have learned it?
  3. What will we do if they don't learn it? What interventions are in place to assist students who are experiencing difficulty?
  4. What will we do if they already know it? What enrichments are in place for advanced students?

Having a shared mission, vision, values and goals allow the Mountain View School District to maintain a collaborative culture throughout our entire school system. Schools improve when teachers are given time and support to work together to refine essential students learning, develop common assessments for learning, analyze evidence of learning, and learn from one another.


Smarter Balanced Digital Library

In 2013, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium developed the Digital Library of formative assessment tools and professional resources.  The Digital Library includes a series of assessment literacy and exemplar instructional modules in English and math.  In addition, the library will include professional learning and instructional materials contributed by teachers.  The library is interactive, allowing users to rate materials and to share their expertise with educators across the state or across the country.  Teachers can quickly search the Digital Library by criteria such as grade level, Common Core standards referenced, target student population, and much more.

Getting Started in the Digital Library (Power Point)

Navigating Resources in the Digital Library (Power Point)

Finding Resources in the Digital Library (Power Point)

Smarter Balanced Digital Library Educator Login

digital library logo

Common Core State Standards

On August 2, 2010, the California State Board of Education (SBE) voted unanimously to adopt new standards for both mathematics and English-language arts. The new standards are rigorous, research-based, and designed to prepare every student for success in college and the workforce. The standards are internationally benchmarked to ensure that our students are able to compete with students around the globe. 

Overview of Common Core State Standards

The links provided below provide overview and technical information relating to the Common Core State Standards.

•        Achieve the Core

•         America Achieves

•         California Department of Education

•         ENGAGE NY

•         Orange County Office of Education

Instructional Resources

The links provided below provide instructional examples relating to Mathematics and English/Language Arts.

•         Eye on Education

•         Howard County Public School System