Capstone & Performance Assessments

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    Health Academy teachers visit the simulation lab at Highland Hospital as part of summer professional learning, 2018.

Links to Key Resources

  • “This work has helped our once divisive academies come together, and the payoff is huge for teachers and, most importantly, for students.”  

    - Fremont teacher (June 2015)


    The OUSD Graduate Profile articulates a vision for student achievement, which we assess through a Graduate Capstone project. Student success on the Graduate Capstone requires all teachers to collaborate in creating vertically aligned performance assessments preK-12. Adult collaboration is the backbone for building instructional coherence and supporting student success.  If we collaborate towards a shared vision for OUSD students, then we see improved student outcomes and increased teacher retention.

  • Implementation Timeline 

    Year One

    • Adopt common rubrics
    • Include Graduate Seminar in Master Schedule
    • GC teachers participate in cycle of inquiry
    • GC teachers participate in district PD


    Year Two 

    • Whole school calibrates and scores papers
    • Align projects and skills at other grade levels
    • Incorporate pathway theme and WBL into project
    • Teachers, students & community watch capstone presentations