Writing

Curriculum and Instruction

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Demonstrator 1Student Access

All students have equitable access to high quality curriculum and instruction. Full implementation of a writing curriculum encompasses reading, speaking and listening opportunities.

 

 

Demonstrator 2. Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum

An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to a common academic core for all students as defined by state standards.

 

 

Demonstrator 3. Instructional Strategies

All teachers implement instructional strategies that provide quality experiences, variety of activities and access for all students.

 

 

Demonstrator 4. Student Performance

All students have access to an aligned and rigorous curriculum, where instructional strategies are of high quality and inclusive, resulting in student performance at a consistently high level.

 

 

Formative and Summative Assessment

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Demonstrator 1. Assessments

Teachers use multiple formative and summative assessment processes to inform, guide, develop and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance student learning and achievement.

 

 

Demonstrator 2. Expectations for Student Learning

Teachers communicate consistently high expectations and use common standards for student learning in writing.

 

 

Professional Development and Support Services

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Demonstrator 1. Opportunity

Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind and in response to data available about teacher practice and student learning.

 

 

Demonstrator 2. Participation

Teachers participate in writing specific professional development designed to meet their needs. All teachers participate in professional development focused on 21stcentury skills.

 

 

Administrative/Leadership Support and Monitoring

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Demonstrator 1. Policies and Monitoring

School leadership provides adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support high quality writing instructional programs.

 

 

Demonstrator 2. Principal Leadership

Principals are the primary leaders of all program efforts and support teacher leadership through shared and distributed leadership strategies and actions.