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Michael Bowen
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
925-513-6300 ext. 6330
Andrea Zeigler
Secretary of Curriculum and Instruction
925-513-6300 ext. 6331
Tamara DeYoe
Coordinator of Middle School Programs
925-513-6300 ext. 2260
Emily Richards
FECCC Induction Coordinator
925-513-6300 ext. 2263


Jennifer Whitney
Coordinator of Intervention
925-513-6300 ext. 2264
Liz Ybarra
Coordinator of Elementary Programs
925-513-6300 ext. 2272


Lisa Brizendine
TSA of Curriculum Technology
925-513-6300 ext. 2262
Lindsay Fuller
TSA Instructional Coach
925-513-6300 ext. 2212
Jessica Ranger
TSA of GATE Programs
925-513-6300 ext. 2281
Joe Thornhill
TSA for Science
Tiffany Ward
TSA Instructional Coach
925-513-6300 ext. 2216


Curriculum & Instruction


The Curriculum and Instruction Department is committed to improved learning and academic achievement for all students within the district.  To that end, the C&I Department is focused on the district’s LCAP goals and strategies.


Dear Families, 

We want to thank you for your support of your child's education and the flexibility that it took for all of us to get through this challenging school year.  Brentwood Union School District is providing grade level optional work packets for your child to complete during the summer in order to maintain skills.  You can access these documents by clicking here: Summer Work Packets – if needed, a hard copy is available in the front office .  

 We also encourage families to: enjoy the outdoors and explore local family friendly areas the promote exercise and learning about nature, visit your local library, enjoy some rest and relaxation (your children have worked so hard and deserve some downtime).  For more great ideas, explore the resources from:

Estimadas familias,

Queremos agradecerles por su apoyo de la educación de su hijo y la flexibilidad que nos llevó a todos para superar este desafiante año escolar. El Distrito Escolar Unido de Brentwood está proporcionando paquetes de trabajo opcionales del nivel de grado para que su hijo puedan cumplir durante el verano para mantener las habilidades. Puede acceder a estos documentos haciendo clic aquí: Summer Work Packets - Si es necesario, una copia impresa del paquete está disponible en la oficina principal.  

Tambien esperamos que las familias 

1.    Disfruten del aire libre y explore áreas locales aptas para familias que promueven el ejercicio y el aprendizaje sobre la naturaleza.

2.    Visiten su biblioteca local.

3.    Disfruten de un poco de descanso y relajación. Sus hijos han trabajado tan duro y merecen algo de tiempo libre.

Para obtener más ideas geniales, explore los recursos de:


Students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

Your child will take the following test(s), depending on their grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight OR the California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
  • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight

Each year's scores for students will be available at the beginning of the following school year.  Based on grade level, score reports will be distributed in the following ways:

  • Score Reports for grades 3 and 4 were sent home with students.  Parents can now view in the BUSD parent portal.
  • Scores Reports for grades 5 through 7 are now available in the BUSD parent portal.
  • Score Reports for grade 8 students are now available in the LUHSD parent portal.

These reports show scores for ELA and mathematics. They include an overall score for each subject and information about how well your child did in different areas. 

To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the new parent web page called Starting Smarter, available at

This site includes:

  • resources to help understand results on the student score reports
  • access to sample test questions and practice tests
  • no-cost resources to support learning
  • a guide for parent-teacher conferences

In our district, the test results are just one way to look at how well our students are doing. We use the results to find areas where students are doing well and areas in which they need help.

Note: If your child took the CAST, results will be provided to you in the late fall.

If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s school office.

State Testing Dates - 2021-2022

Test Grades Dates


Gr 5 & 8 - Science

4/21/22 - 5/13/22
CAASPP Gr 3-8 - ELA & Math 4/21/22 - 5/13/22
ELPAC Initial Identification Gr K - 8 7/28/21 - 8/25/21 & Ongoing throughout the year for new students to US or CA
ELPAC Summative Assessment Gr K - 8 2/1/22 - 5/27/22
Physical Fitness Testing Gr 5 & 7 2/1/22 - 5/13/22