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STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION TO HONOR CAMPUS IN CASTAIC.



Byline: Daily News Wire Services

Castaic Middle School will be among 60 public campuses honored hon·or  
n.
1. High respect, as that shown for special merit; esteem: the honor shown to a Nobel laureate.

2.
a. Good name; reputation.

b.
 for outstanding curriculum programs during the 18th annual Golden Bell Awards, state officials said Tuesday.

The schools will receive their citations during the California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W).  School Boards Association's annual education conference, to be held Dec. 6 at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers.

Castaic Middle School was singled out for an educational program concerning the transition from school to career.

``The Golden Bell Awards program promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs in school districts and county offices of education throughout California,'' said CSBA CSBA California School Boards Association
CSBA Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
CSBA Canadian School Boards Association
CSBA California Small Business Association
CSBA Canadian Swedish Business Association
CSBA Customer Service Benchmarking Australia
 President Juanita Haugen.

``The purpose of the program is to seek out and recognize those teachers, administrators and board members who are providing leadership . . . through exemplary programs,'' Haugen said.

The awards drew 325 entries in 11 categories this year. Nineteen representatives of school districts, county offices of education and the state Department of Education judged the entries.

Golden Bells Golden Bells

epitome of the beautiful Chinese woman. [Irish Lit.: Messer Marco Polo, Magill I, 584–585]

See : Beauty, Feminine
 were awarded in reading, mathematics, English-language acquisition, technology, school safety, parental-community involvement and other categories.

To be eligible for consideration, programs had to be in operation for two years or longer. Other criteria that judges considered were the programs' innovativeness, and the use of assessment tools such as standardized tests A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a standard manner. The tests are designed in such a way that the "questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent" [1]  and classroom portfolios.

The CSBA is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization

An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.

Notes:
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools.
 that represents nearly 1,000 public school districts statewide.
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