Area Schools Policy 617
Discussed: August 11, 2003 Originated: 1998
Adopted: August 11, 2003 Revised: 2000
617 SCHOOL DISTRICT ENSURANCE OF PREPARATORY AND HIGH SCHOOL STANDARDS
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all preparatory and high school content standards of the Profile of Learning are addressed directly in both curriculum and assessment for all students, including those with special needs, in compliance with the requirements set forth in the Rules Relating to Graduation Standards, Minnesota Rules Chapter 3501.
II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
A. It is the policy of the Windom school district to implement the Minnesota Graduation Standards.
B. This policy ensures that all students will receive instruction, curriculum and assessment which addresses the required preparatory and high school content standards of the Profile of Learning. This policy also defines how technology will be integrated across student learning areas. In implementing the preparatory and high school content standards, the school district will work to improve the scope and sequences of curriculum, research-based instructional skills of teachers and other district staff who work with students, and alternative assessments of student achievement.
III. ESTABLISHMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
A. Preparatory Content Standards
The Windom Area School districts section on the preparatory standards is in the implementation manual.
B. High School Content Standards
The school district will follow Policy 613 Graduation Requirements as it implements the graduation standards. This policy ensures that all students will receive instruction, curriculum and assessment which addresses the high school content standards of the Profile of Learning in all learning areas and that the uses of technology are integrated across student learning areas.
C. Assessment of Content Standards
See the implemntation manual and Policy 618.
D. Additional Requirements
See Policy 613 Graduation Requirements
E. Special Needs Students
See Policy 615
F. Integration of Technology
See the implemntation manual for this information.
G. Evaluation and Remediation of Student Difficulties and Achievement
Evaulation of student achievemetn will be done through teacher observation/assessment, Minnesota Coomprehensive assessments, Benchmark tests, and other local assessments used to identify student learning difficulty. Remediation will be the responsibility of the family, classroom teacher and other school personnel.
Minn. Stat. 120B.02 (Results-Oriented Graduation Rule)
Minn. Stat. 120B.03 (Implementing of the Profile of Learning)
Minn. Stat. 120B.11 (School District Process)
Minn. Rule Parts 3501.0010 - 3501.0180 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards - Mathematics and Reading)
Minn. Rule Parts 3501.0200 - 3501.0290 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards - Written Composition)
Minn. Rule Parts 3501.0300 - 3501.0469 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards - Profile of Learning)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 104 (School District Mission Statement)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 601 (School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 613 (Graduation Requirements)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 614 (School District Testing Plan and Procedure)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 615 (Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 Accommodation and LEP Students)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 616 (School District System Accountability)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 618 (Assessment of Standard Achievement)