Robinson School offers quality educational programs, innovative instructional practices, and a comprehensive curriculum to approximately 600 students. The Curriculum and Instruction area emphasizes the following four critical areas:
The first element – comprehensive, quality curricula- is the foundation upon which a student’s educational program is developed. Robinson’s curriculum is designed to reflect the content area’s Strategic Curriculum Review process and to align with the National Academic Standards. The curriculum is revised by teachers and content specialists annually.
Instructional Materials Support
Providing teachers with quality materials to effectively teach is the second element of emphasis for Robinson’s quality curriculum offerings. We use a comprehensive process when selecting appropriate instructional materials for grade levels and courses. Teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators all have a significant role in defining the criteria for selection and the actual selection process itself.
Aligned to authentically measure student achievement, assessment is the third component of Robinson’s comprehensive curriculum offerings. We monitor learning outcomes through a variety of measures, including teacher-designed evaluations, school-designed end-of-semester/year criterion-referenced tests, nationally standardized achievement tests, as well as through the PSAT, SAT and College Board exams. We statistically analyze our results and use the data to make instructional decisions that provide continuous improvement of our programs.
The inclusion of a comprehensive plan for ongoing, continuous professional development for teachers is a key factor in our success. Division and content area leaders work with teachers to identify, develop, schedule, implement, and evaluate professional development offerings with the express goal of improving student performance.
For questions regarding curriculum materials adoptions, please contact the appropriate curriculum supervisor.