Santa Ana Unified School District

Santa Ana Unified School District

The district is implementing blended learning with various approaches across the district, and develop a specific vision for high-quality, personalized learning that’s linked to the Common Core State Standards.

State: California Number of Students: 55,909
School Type: Public School District Free and Reduced Lunch: 89.7%
Grade Level: PK-Adult English Language Learners: 42.1%

School Context

Personalized Learning: Develop a specific vision for high-quality, personalized learning that’s linked to the Common CoreState Standards.

Assessment: Use assessments to inform practice and monitor implementation of best practices.

Community Engagement: Ensure a safe school climate driven by core values of “Respect, Responsibility and Results.”Communicate a unified message internally and with the community, and include avenues for two-way communication.Develop processes to seek and promote partnerships with the community and parents.

Financials: All capital aligns to supporting student learning.

Professional Development: Train, support and monitor performance for all employees to build capacity toward improvingstudent achievement.

State of Technology

Blended Examples: Blended learning is being implemented with variousapproaches across the district. The lab rotation model is used at mostelementary schools, where students use time in the lab at least once a week topractice math skills on ST Math.

ST Math + Read 180: ST Math is used throughout schools in the district withlauded results. Through an external study conducted by WestEd, ST Math wascredited to have moved students from 35% proficiency to 67% at almost allSanta Ana schools.

Common Core Units of Study: SAUSD is using Gooru’s platform to offerteachers a way to collaborate online. The district has completed extensivedevelopment of common core units of study, which have been incorporatedinto Gooru as a Santa Ana library, that is also accessible and freely sharedwith other districts. In addition, teachers also have the ability to create theirCommon Core unit plans and upload them onto the Gooru platform to shareand collaborate around content.

Transitional Kinder: SAUSD hosts a station rotation model for transitionalkindergarten classrooms. There are ten mobile devices that students use instations to practice on literacy programs at their own pace. After a year, thisprogram has demonstrated positive literacy gains. The program has beenimplemented in about 90 classrooms.

Access for All: The district has established a LCAP goal of providing accessto technology and digital content for all students. In meeting that goal, allstudents in grades 6-8 have received a mobile device to use in support oflearning in the current school year, with plans to expand to 9th grade for 2015-16.

Online Curriculum: The district is in the process of adopting andimplementing an LMS, which will support the development of onlinecurriculum and digital resources for students to be able to access and use.

Tech Needs & Requirements

Technology tools should focus on increasing student access totechnology and resources.


The Two P’s: The district is interested in supporting both project based learning and personalized learning across thedistrict.

*Content From 2015

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