At Banning Independent Study School (B.I.S.S.) our vision, simply stated, is learning. Our mission is to prepare competent, courteous, contributing members of society. Our success will result from our commitment to rigorous academic learning, high expectations, and accoutability, in an alternative education environment. We have a dedicated team of 13 staff, that work hard to provide our students with all of the support and services that they need.
California’s new academic standards – the things we want students to know and be able to do – are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. One way we measure their progress is through computer-based assessments, which students in grades 3-8 and 11 take each spring. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in mathematics and English language arts/literacy as they develop – grade by grade – the skills called for by the standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically and solve problems. Teachers, business leaders and public colleges and universities all support these long-term learning goals, because they reflect what students need to be prepared for the career and college experiences that await them.
Our students will be asked to come in the Spring to take the CAASPP tests.