At Pasco School District, we firmly believe that a high-quality education begins with a high-quality curriculum. Our commitment to excellence in education revolves around the core components of curriculum - the very heart of what students learn and how they learn it. Here, we define our curriculum not only as the subject matter but also as the guiding standards that shape our students' educational journey from kindergarten through 12th grade.
What Our Curriculum Department Does:
Guidance in Textbook Selection: We're dedicated to helping our educators choose the best textbooks and instructional materials to enrich the learning experience. Our team conducts thorough research and provides valuable insights to ensure the materials align with our state standards.
Alignment with State Standards: Our curriculum is meticulously designed to align seamlessly with Washington state standards. This ensures that our students receive an education that meets, and often exceeds, the required benchmarks.
Measuring Student Learning: We develop robust information systems that record, measure, and assess student learning. This data-driven approach allows us to continually refine and improve our curriculum, ensuring that it effectively meets the needs of every student.
Resource for Best Practices: As an invaluable resource, we keep educators up-to-date with current research and the latest best practices and programs in the field of education. We believe in the power of continuous improvement.
Professional Development: We coordinate professional development opportunities that empower our educators to excel in their roles. We understand that well-prepared teachers are the key to student success.
Compliance Support: Our department provides guidance and consultation on district, state, and federal requirements, including assessments such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We're here to help navigate the educational landscape effectively.
Curriculum and Professional Development Department