It is the responsibility of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction to
develop curricula based on the New York State Learning Standards and the
Common Core State Standards, which set student learning expectations for
what all students should know and be able to do as a result of skilled
instruction. In collaboration with administrators and teachers, the
Curriculum Office selects textbooks and instructional materials,
develops pacing charts for learning (scope and sequence), and provides
professional development for staff to ensure that all students have
access to instruction leading to attainment of these learning standards.
Instructional strategies focus on bringing rich curriculum to every
student, and embody current educational mandates and best practices
including contemporary educational research and use of data to inform
To evaluate the success of the program, both qualitative and
quantitative data are examined. Examples of these indicators include,
but are not limited to the following: results on state mandated
assessments (Grades 3 - 8 ELA and Math, Grades 4 & 8 Science, Regents
exams), results on local exams, classroom observations, graduation rate,
college level course enrollment, Regents diplomas, Regents diplomas with
distinction college acceptances, attendance rates, SAT scores, etc.
This ongoing effort on the part of the entire staff is designed to
achieve the overall goal of providing excellence in education and
meeting the diverse needs of all students.
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