Welcome to the Sciotoville Elementary Academy Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment webpage. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with all stakeholders in order to help our students reach their fullest potential. Together we can provide a cohesive and rigorous educational program that will help our students be successful today and in the future.
The first step to cohesive programming is the implementation of the Ohio Content Standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, which are aligned to National Standards. The Academic Content Standards are statements that describe what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. They help families, and educators know what to expect students to be learning. Additionally, the Content Standards help Sciotoville Community School align the intended curriculum with classroom instruction and assessments, which have a powerful impact on student achievement.
Assessment is an essential link to our educational programming. Ohio's current Assessment System is the result of both State and Federal legislation. The results are communicated through the Local Report Card, which is published in August. It is one way we can determine how our school district measures up to other Ohio Districts. More importantly, the assessments are aligned to Ohio's Content Standards, which let us identify our strengths and weaknesses in curriculum instruction and assessment at Sciotoville Community School.
To reach the potential of all students, it is our intent to:
• Deliver rigorous instruction aligned to the standards: Align curriculum and instruction to the state academic content standards so that children are being taught what they are expected to learn. Tailor instruction so that all students demonstrate the achievement of expected knowledge and skills.
• Design instruction to ensure every student's success: Use multiple ways to teach students with diverse abilities. Integrate reading and mathematics instruction throughout the school day.
• Provide leadership that result in continuous improvement of instruction: Provide teachers and administrators with information and support that improves their daily performance and promotes a shared responsibility for improving teaching and learning. Structure regular opportunities for educators to plan, work and learn with each other, such as sessions during which teachers analyze student work from one another's classes to determine if standards are being mastered.
• Engage parents and community to support student success: Provide families with the resources and information they need to make daily contributions to their children's success in school. Create opportunities for parents and community members to make valuable contributions to the school, such as mentoring, tutoring, participating on curriculum audit committees, helping other parents help their children with homework, or other efforts that can significantly improve the quality of the school.
• Create a culture where each individual feels valued: Emphasize and embrace the uniqueness of each student and each educator. Create and nurture a system where everyone believes all students can succeed in an atmosphere where students feel they are part of a small learning community.
By working together, we can realize our vision of providing an educational experience for our students that will empower them to successfully meet the challenges of the future.