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Parent Preview Video - Oct. 4, 2022

Parents and guardians may review this curriculum at their student’s school, may attend a district presentation, or may review the recorded presentation that is posted on the website. The annual district presentation for parents and guardians was held on October 4, 2022.

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high-quality curriculum at the heart of instruction

A high-quality curriculum is at the heart of a high-quality education. Curriculum refers to the core components, or learning standards, of the subject matter and the materials used to teach those standards. Learning standards define what all students need to know and be able to do at each grade level. Throughout their K-12 education, students progress through the curriculum of a variety of subjects comprising the K-12 course of study.

Our Curriculum Department:

  • Researches and assists staff in selecting textbooks and instructional materials
  • Implements curriculum that is aligned with state standards
  • Develops information systems that record, measure and assess student learning
  • Acts as a resource for current research and best practices and programs
  • Coordinates professional development
  • Consults with educators on district, state and federal requirements including the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Types of Assessments:

Balanced Assessment Plan

Formative Assessments

are standards-based processes used by teachers and students during instruction that provide actionable feedback that is used to adjust instruction and learning strategies during the learning.

Think: Assessment FOR Learning.

Summative Assessments

are standards-based. They
generally happen after
instruction and used to evaluate student learning or determine grades.

Think: Assessment OF Learning.

Balanced assessment systems use a variety of standards-based assessments – formative and summative – to drive the teaching and learning process, making effective decisions about what comes next for learning, program effectiveness, and closing achievement gaps.

Find out more about types of assessment

Department Contacts

Main Phone Number: (509) 222-5060

Alyssa St. Hilaire
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
(509) 222-5060

(509) 222-6579

Tina Brewer
Director of  Professional Development and Assessment
(509) 222-6490

Amy Graham
Data Analyst
(509) 222-6418

Brent Sharp
K-12 IT Coordinator
(509) 582-6777

Jolene Carlson
(509) 222-6593