Standards Based Teaching and Learning

AZ’s College and Career Ready Standards

Accelerated Reader

We use the Accelerated Reader program.

Math Expressions

Math Expressions was developed to meet the national need for a balanced mathematical program.

Math Expressions is the only  U.S. curriculum developed using the methods of learning science design research. The goal was to identify supported learning strands that could be interwoven and interdependent in the development of mathematical proficiency. Math Expressions labels the strands as:

  • Understanding: comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, and relations.
  • Computing: skills in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately.
  • Applying: ability to formulate, represent, and solve mathematical problems.
  • Reasoning: capacity for logical thought, reflection, explanation, and justification.
  • Engaging: habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one's own efficacy.

Overall, Math Expressions was designed to lead all students to mathematical proficiency.

3-Tier Model for Reading Instructions

A 3-tier reading model is a framework consisting of three tiers, or levels, of reading instruction and intervention. Movement through the tiers is a dynamic process, with students entering and exiting intervention when assessment data indicate that their instructional needs are met. A key concept underlying this prevention model is that most reading difficulties can be prevented when intervention is provided as soon as students show a need.

A flowchart of the 3-Tier model