The goal for 2016-17 is to develop or identify clear, consistent, coherent and well-articulated curriculums that are implemented uniformly
and equitably across all schools in the Freeport School District. These curriculums will be driven by the national standards, and will
reflect the skills and habits of mind needed for 21st century learners to be globally competitive.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to focus on aligning the Instructional System. The elements of a Standard’s
Based Instructional System includes: research based and reliable assessments, safety nets, high quality instruction, instructional
materials, technology, and ongoing research on the new national standards. Alignment of these elements are essential in order to
continue to see student growth and to stabilize the curriculums across all content areas. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction
will continue to focus on providing teachers with high quality and focused professional learning.
During 2016-17, we will continue to build on the curriculum initiatives from 2015-16. We will implement the new Matrix for 21st Century
Teaching and Learning. The Matrix for 21st Century Teaching and Learning clearly defines what a 21st century classroom should look
like and will serve as a framework for teachers and administrators. We will also move into year two of the elementary reading curriculum
review and begin reviewing K-5 elementary mathematics, 6-12 science, 6-12 Social Studies, and continue to focus on our assessment
practices and the implementation of NWEA MAP. We will ensure that there is a laser-like focus on data to inform instructional decisions
and measure student growth. All curriculum initiatives will continue to be aligned with the district’s instructional priorities and the
Lastly, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to provide the Board of Education, parents and community with
regular updates regarding our instructional programs, curriculum, and assessment efforts.
- Duane R. Meighan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction