Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Irene E. Parisi
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Advanced Studies in the Middle School - March 10, 2014 Town Hall Meeting Room
The Greenwich Public Schools are committed to a comprehensive process of curriculum planning and assessment to foster continuous improvement of student performance as measured by the highest local, regional, national and international standards of excellence. A viable curriculum includes the pacing (scope and sequence) of content, big ideas, essential questions, concepts, and skills taught in a particular discipline (or combination of disciplines, for interdisciplinary curricula); textbooks and other core materials; identified measurable student learning objectives; and the methods of assessing student performance of learning objectives.
Greenwich Public Schools will be engaging in the process of mapping the curriculum using a digital tool. This digital venue will provide teachers and administrators with easy access to both the planned curriculum in a horizontal (same grade level and/or same discipline) and vertical (different grade levels and/or different disciplines) view.
Curriculum Mapping will increase communication, curricular dialogue and coherency across the district.
The Board of Education is responsible for establishing the educational goals for the Greenwich Public Schools; for adopting measurable student learning objectives for each curriculum; for determining the assessments by which progress toward these goals will be measured; for approving textbooks; and for approving all course additions or deletions. In accordance with Connecticut General Statute 10220, this is a collaborative process, involving input from teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students, as appropriate.
Essential Curriculum Map Elements Glossary