Strategic Goal 1

Focusing on Learning – Enhance and support learning to meet the needs of all students.

OBJECTIVE 1.1: Rigor
OBJECTIVE 1.2: Alignment
OBJECTIVE 1.3: Curriculum
OBJECTIVE 1.4: Commitment
DASHBOARD HOMEPAGE

  • GOAL MET
  • NOT MAKING EXPECTED PROGRESS
  • MAKING EXPECTED PROGRESS
  • NOT YET INITIATED

OBJECTIVE 1.1: RIGOR

Enhance the rigor of curriculum and outcomes for all students.

Strategies:

  • A. Establish and articulate a definition of “rigor” as it relates to preK-8 academic instruction.
  • B. Promote and sustain a district culture in which:

OBJECTIVE 1.2: ALIGNMENT

Establish a consistent structure for preK-8 curriculum and instruction.

Strategies:

  • A. Review and define the curricular goals and programs of instruction by grade level cluster, including consideration of vertical alignment to the high school.
  • B. Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of instructional programming and delivery models (pre-K, K-5, 6-8).
  • C. Provide opportunities for ongoing review, alignment and professional learning through collaborative teacher processes.

OBJECTIVE 1.3: CURRICULUM

Ensure equitable access to appropriate resources and programming.

Strategies:

  • A. Collaboratively develop a district-level curriculum timeline with short- and long-term goals for review, alignment, professional learning and implementation.
  • B. Review and identify quality instructional resources including core curricular materials, supplemental curricular materials, personnel, instructional tools and technology.
  • C. Ensure the fidelity of resource implementation with learning and support structures for students, staff, and parents.

OBJECTIVE 1.4: COMMITMENT

Develop collaborative team structures to ensure the research-based best practices, local common assessment data, and alignment to the Illinois Learning Standards inform proactive instructional decision making.

Strategies:

  • A. Evaluate current team structures throughout the district – who is involved, what data is utilized, what is the frequency.
  • B. Establish a level of District consistency in team structure and format – defining the foundational structure, rooted in best practice, acknowledging differences in individual schools.
  • C. Implement established structures with appropriate training and time allocated.
  • D. Create an ongoing review process to ensure fidelity of implementation and continued appropriateness of established structures.