Parents and community members are invited to explore our curriculum documents. The Year at a Glance (YAG) document provides the standards separated by the nine weeks in which they are tested. Students may also use the documents in class or at home to check their progress to learning new materials.
The Pacing Guides are designed to provide teachers with a general sense of how long it should take for students to master the standards. Teachers are afforded professional autonomy to make the best decisions for each of their classes. With this in mind, some teachers may be a few days ahead of the pacing guide or a few days behind it. Allowances are given within each nine weeks as long as the students are ready for their benchmark assessments. For math, science and social studies teachers will use the pacing guide to indicate the sequence the standards will be taught. More flexibility exists for reading and writing in terms of the order the standards are taught. It is best to remain in communication with the teachers for exact pacing so parents may determine the best ways to help students.
The Placemats provide a look at vertical alignment. The left hand column gives the wording of the standards as referenced in the YAG. Careful attention should be given to the verb in the student expectations and the context for how the students will apply the new knowledge. Examples are provided in the center column. The right hand column shows how the standards are related to prior and future learning.
All of these documents are intended to reveal the curriculum to parents, community and students. Please use them to start conversations about student understanding and performance.