Academic Programs & Curriculum

Shawswick School at Sunrise
  • The district uses a variety of assessments to track student progress towards mastery of the state standards.  Students in grades K-5 are assessed using NWEA in Reading and Math, which is used to measure mastery of the academic standards. Students in grades K-8 complete the STAR Reading assessment, which provides all stakeholders with a measurement of the student's reading level and comprehension. 

    Staff members utilize use data from a variety of assessments to ensure students receive individualized instruction and are supported at their unique academic levels. Classroom activities are targeted and meaningful for students. 

  • Teachers use the Reading Streets curriculum in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  The math curriculum is My Math. During the 2017-18 school year, the K-5 teachers throughout the district used the Rigorous Curriculum design process to create to develop curriculum maps and pacing guides.  This process provided teachers with an in depth understanding of the state standards and how to ensure their instruction is aligned to the standards. This work is stored on a server that is accessible to all staff through an internet portal.  The teachers also focused on creating authentic assignments and assessments.  

Students Hard at Work