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Curriculum - Assessment - Instruction

Welcome to the Big Horn County School District #2 Curriculum - Assessment - Instruction Home Page
 

Big Horn County School District #2 defines processes and expectations related to teaching and learning. The purpose of this work is to establish consistent practices that adhere to state statute, district policy, and research-based practices. The work of curriculum, assessment, and instruction is critical towards meeting this goal from the District Strategic Plan:

 

Big Horn County School District #2 will establish and maintain a well-aligned, guaranteed, rigorous, and viable K-12 curriculum based on the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards.

 

What does it mean?

 
  • Well-Aligned: The system of curriculum with all components that are clearly aligned to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards.
  • Guaranteed: We have identified the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all students to learn at a grade level or in a course. The guarantee is that we will provide opportunity for all students to learn these essentials.
  • Rigorous: A rigorous curriculum is one in which each student is expected to learn at high levels in a learning environment that maximizes their given potential.
  • Viable: Viability is a question of time. A viable curriculum is one that can be taught in the available time during the school year.
 
A strong focus has been placed on the development of a Classroom-Based Virtual Education Program. This enables the district to provide a traditional, on-site learning environment along with a virtual learning platform. Use the link on the right to learn more about this system.

MTSS Framework: To best meet the needs of the criteria as defined in the goal above, we use a robust multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Through this framework, we define curriculum, assessment, and instruction for three levels.

 

  • Tier 1: Core Curriculum - for all
  • Tier 2: Provides supplemental support or enrichment towards grade level standards
  • Tier 3: Provides intensive support of prerequisite skills

PLC Process: In our district, we operate using a Professional Learning Community (PLC) process. The components of curriculum design are developed to address the key questions of the PLC:

  • Curriculum: What do we want students to learn?
  • Assessment: How we will know if they have learned?
  • Instruction: Materials, methods, strategies to deliver the core curriculum and answer these questions:- How will we respond if they don't learn?- How will we respond if they already know it?

Literacy & Math: Big Horn County School District #2 places a strong focus on literacy and math as defined through district goals:

  • Every child will be proficient in reading by the end of the 3rd grade.
  • Our schools will meet or exceed expectations set out by the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) and the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

The district fully understands the need for literacy and math skills to prepare students for whatever choices they pursue as they take their next steps into the future.

 

The literacy and math programs at Big Horn #2 follow the MTSS Framework as presented above. Curriculum overviews for each building are developed and shared below. These are developed to provide a general look at literacy/math instruction using the MTSS Framework at Big Horn #2.