Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA)

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are intricately linked pieces of every educational program. It is impossible to separate them but for the purposes of providing information to our teachers, parents, and community members it is sometimes helpful to look at them as separate pieces of the larger puzzle. Assessment refers to how we measure if students know and are able to do what is outlined in our curriculum.

Local Formative and Summative Assessments

Our assessments fall broadly into two categories; formative and summative. These labels are based on how we use the assessment. A formative assessment is meant to inform our instruction; to guide the choices we make around how and what we need to teach in order to insure learning continues. A summative assessment is often a summary or summation of learning; it is given at the end of a unit or course and allows the student to show what they know and are able to do. Our assessments make up the core of our reporting systems although not every assessment is graded. Many assessments are used by the teachers to evaluate both instructional effectiveness as well as student learning.

State Assessments

In addition to our locally designed assessments, we have state assessments that are powerful tools in helping us gauge both student progress and the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction routines. The SAS (state assessment system), and the SAT were administered during the 2018-2019 school year. This is part of the assessment program linked to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).

Sarah Marandos
Sarah Marandos
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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(603) 635-1145

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are intricately linked pieces of every educational program. It is impossible to separate them but for the purposes of providing information to our teachers, parents, and community members it is sometimes helpful to look at them as separate pieces of the larger puzzle. Instruction refers to the tools that teachers use to deliver the curriculum. Teachers are always adding tools to their individual tool boxes through the Individual Professional Development Plans that all certified teachers must complete. In addition to the individual plans, the Pelham School District has goals and plans to increase our instructional effectiveness across the district. Some of these are described below. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact the Curriculum Director.

We have been training teachers in UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in a consortium for several other school districts. The New Hampshire Universal Design for Learning (NHUDL) Innovation Network is a multi-year professional learning program for New Hampshire educators who are committed to empowering all learners. Working with a team of school-based colleagues, participants in the NHUDL Innovation Network will learn about the UDL framework and be supported as they apply it to practice. Participants will create innovative lessons in Learning Design Labs, understand how students learn by analyzing classroom videos, build a collaborative school culture through Instructional Rounds, and experience the excitement of learning through the UDL lens. 

Sarah Marandos
Sarah Marandos
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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(603) 635-1145

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are intricately linked pieces of every educational program. It is impossible to separate them but for the purposes of providing information to our teachers, parents, and community members it is sometimes helpful to look at them as separate pieces of the larger puzzle. Curriculum refers to what we expect students to know and be able to do at the end of each year. Curriculum documents are written by vertical teams including teachers and administrators at every level of the Pelham School District. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Sarah Marandos
Sarah Marandos
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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(603) 635-1145

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment are key components of the Pelham School District educational program. It is our goal to provide a well-articulated curriculum to all K-12 students in the Pelham schools and to ensure that all students who graduate from the Pelham School District are Career and College Ready. To accomplish this task we have numerous curriculum committees comprised of teachers and administrators that continually monitor, write and revise curriculum to ensure that our expectations at each grade level are appropriate and the delivery of the curriculum is effective.

Sarah Marandos
Sarah Marandos
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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(603) 635-1145

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30AM

 

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