Student learning is aligned to nationally recognized standards.
Unpacking the Commitment
Instruction is aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and students are engaged in a meaningful and rigorous course of study designed to guide them in: demonstrating independence and perseverance; Constructing arguments, to comprehend, critique, and support with evidence; and using resources, strategies, and tools to demonstrate strong content knowledge.
Vision for 1.4
Implement the highest quality instructional program aligned to state and national standards
Implement aligned curricula to the state and national standards (MCCRS, C3, and NGSS) supported by new materials;
Implement walkthroughs and formative assessments.
Develop tools and resources to guide instruction and measure student mastery of instructional standards
Provide ongoing and differentiated professional development for staff to support instruction aligned to standards
Implement an instructional approach to support reading, inclusive of targeted support based on ongoing assessment at Title I schools
Alignment of local curricula and assessments to standards
Provide consistent and timely communication about student progress
Implementation of standards-based report cards
Continue the use of the Home Access Center as an interactive and transparent system for reporting grades and student progress
Provide professional development aligned to standards
Promote professional conversations about progress toward standards
Teacher observation and feedback aligned to standards
Implement ongoing professional development as a component part of the school year calendar
Increased student mastery of standards reflected in local, state, and national assessments
High levels of achievement on state/national assessments
Elimination of achievement gaps