to the Sciotoville Community School 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
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
• 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.