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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.