Summary: Aiming High: High Schools for the 21st Century is built on the legacy of Second to None, California's visionary guideline for high school reform. Aiming High is a how-to document for implementing a standards-based educational system. The document helps to place standards-based education in the context of California's accountability system that includes state standards and local outcomes. The document's focus is to guide schools in "doing the right things" a ...show morend in "doing things right." Elementary and middle grades publications are also available.
Districts and schools moving towards a standards-based educational system will find Aiming High a resource for: 1) defining standards and outcomes and how schools and individual students are assessed for them; 2) delineating how to identify, teach, and assess academic standards and local outcomes successfully; 3) providing supports to enable students to meet high standards and outcomes; and 4) using data for continual improvement of the system.