The Richland School District’s mathematics goal is to promote high levels of student achievement and instructional excellence through the alignment of district curricula, resources and programs. We recognize that a commitment to the learning of each student means we must work together to clarify exactly what each student must learn and by when (Curriculum Alignment and Pacing Guide), monitor each student’s learning on a timely basis (Assessment Calendar), provide systematic interventions that ensure a student receives additional time and support for learning when he or she struggles (Core and Tiered Interventions), and extend and enrich learning when a student has already mastered the intended outcomes (Core Enrichment). In support of our goals, we will continue to develop a collaborative learning culture which utilizes common assessments and research- based instructional practices to deliver essential curriculum.
Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
The adopted core program for K-5 mathematics in the Richland School District is enVision. The materials were selected after an exhaustive process that included piloting the materials with students, parent, community, teacher, and administrator review, and ultimately, school board approval. After adoption, grade level teams completed the task of creating a curriculum framework that identifies where the state standards and RSD power standards are found in the curriculum. Additionally, teacher teams created pacing guides to assure that students across the district have access to instruction in all grade level standards.
Expectations for Implementation
The Richland School District expects all elementary teachers to utilize the core adopted math curriculum as part of their daily math instruction. In addition, we have identified several key non-negotiable components for implementation of enVision in our mathematic classrooms.
- teach 60 minutes, 5 days per week of core mathematic (exclusive of interventions)
- follow the pacing chart to ensure that all students access the adopted curriculum
- teach the vocabulary identified on the pacing chart (at a minimum)
- utilize the intervention kit for students struggling with core curriculum (Tier 1)
- utilize the enVision beginning of year diagnostic assessment, mid-year benchmark test, and end of year assessment as indicated on the pacing chart and the District assessment calendar (three mandatory assessment)
- ensure the above mentioned mandatory enVision assessments are entered into the Pearson on-line assessment system, students can take the assessment directly on the computer or use a paper/pencil test and enter answers into the system. The on-line assessment system enhances data storage and provides item analysis data for use in professional learning communities. (Kindergarten will not be required to enter data on-line and will be given a common reporting format for their data).
- attend and participate positively in all district collaborative Fridays, which will continue to focus on math this year with the exception of a few special topics in other content areas.
Documents included in this section:
- K-5 Curriculum Alignment (alignment of standards and math curriculum)
- K-5 Math enVisions Assessment Calendar
- K-2 Calendar Scope and Sequence
- Grade Level Math Pacing Guide
- Topic Planner
- Grade Level Math Benchmarks
- enVision Assessment Overview