The use of academic standards, or academic goals, enables parents, teachers, schools and school districts to monitor and measure a student’s progress. The standards define what each student should know and be able to do in particular subject areas following the completion of specific grade levels.
Chapter 4 of the Pennsylvania Curriculum Regulations requires schools to implement planned instruction for each subject area for which standards have been established. Chartiers Valley School District is in the process of evaluating and developing planned instruction in the following curriculum areas, for Kindergarten through grade 12 learning:
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Special subject areas
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) standardized exams measure student achievement in Mathematics and English Language Arts for students in grades 3-8 and science in grades 4 and 8. Additionally, students take Keystone Exams as end of course exams in biology, algebra I, and literature (in English 10).
More information will be shared here as curriculum content becomes available, containing the standards, objectives, types of activities provided, activities for students who need additional time and support to reach a proficient level and additional activities for students who reach proficiency at an earlier date to enrich and take learning to a new level.