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Effect of Westview's standards-based model on student learning and achievement of standards

Westview, a high school in the Poway Unified School District, has implemented a model of a standards-based school that includes standardsbased instruction, assessment, and accountability. Westview is different from other standards-based schools because of the four core elements that are necessary for the foundation of this standards-based high school, which include a 4 x 4 schedule, homeroom, wolverine time, and standards-based curriculum. Westview stands out from other standards-based schools because of the accounting system of standards passed and not passed throughout the quarter for each course. Participants rated their perceived effectiveness of this standards and standards make-up system in relation to student learning through a seven point Likert scale. Participants generated comments and possible solutions for those elements deemed ineffective.

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