What are Essential Standards?
The Essential Standards are a carefully selected subset of the total content-specific standards that students must know and be able to do by the end of each school year in order to be prepared to enter the next grade level or course. They are the minimum that all students in the MUHSD must receive in order to reach high levels of learning.
Why are they important?
Essential Standards also:
- provide consistency and equity across the district.
- create space in the scope and sequence for teachers to plan and implement deeper learning experiences for students.
- help define Tier 1 Core instruction in the MTSS framework.