The goals for 2019-20 will be to continue to monitor, adjust, and sustain the new curriculums, focus on differentiated instruction, refine the professional learning community culture, delve deeper into the continuous school improvement process with a focus on closing the achievement gap, implement the freshman career academy model, and continue to infuse innovative teaching and learning practices into instruction.
We will also continue to focus on aligning and delving deeper into all elements of the instructional system holistically. These elements include: research based assessments, safety nets, high quality instruction, instructional materials, curriculum frameworks, technology, and the implementation of the Illinois State Standards. Alignment of these elements will continue to solidify the critical foundation for future student learning across all subject areas.
During the 2019-20 academic school year, the only content areas that are scheduled to be reviewed are Physical Education and Music according to the district’s curriculum review timeline cycle. All other K-12 subject areas have been reviewed and we will continue to implement, monitor, adjust, and sustain. Due to the roll out of the Illinois ESSA Plan, we will continue to partner with our Illinois Empower Learning Partners (Urban Learning and Leadership Center and ROE) on School Improvement Efforts.
Lastly, we will continue to provide the Board of Education, parents and community with regular updates regarding our instructional programs, curriculum, and assessment efforts.
Please see the descriptions of the areas of focus for 2019-20.
- Duane R. Meighan, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction