LEARNING & TEACHING IN THE MIDDLETOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MPS Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Guidebook
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Overview
K-8 Standards Based Report Cards
How can we work as a professional learning community to ensure a vital and rigorous curriculum for all Middletown students, providing them with the opportunity to achieve high educational expectations and standards?
Students learn best when the instruction they receive and the assessments used align with state standards. To ensure student achievement, it is critical that the curriculum, instruction, and assessment align. The Common Core State Standards, Grade Level Expectations and Grade Span Expectations provide the foundation of the defined curriculum of Middletown Public Schools. Curriculum documents may take a variety of forms: a district curriculum guide or mapping, a course syllabus, or a unit or lesson plan. Instruction refers to the implementation of the defined curriculum—the teacher’s methods and use of instructional resources. Assessment takes many forms, including diagnostic, classroom-based formative and summative assessments that measure student proficiency of the defined curriculum.