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  • School Performance Profile

     
    The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement.  
     
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  • PVAAS  
    PVAAS is a statistical analysis of Pennsylvania (PA) state assessment data, and provides Pennsylvania districts and schools with growth data to add to achievement data. This lens of measuring student learning provides educators with valuable information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of groups of students, as well as individual students. PVAAS is one of the tools in the cadre of tools provided to districts from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Districts and schools are using PVAAS (growth data), in conjunction with achievement data, to make sure students are on the path to proficiency and beyond. Utilizing all the data available (growth and achievement), educators are able to make data-informed instructional decisions to ensure the academic growth and achievement of all students.
     
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    The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.
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Curriculum Announcements

  • The Upper Adams School District Curriculum Department is looking forward to an exciting and productive 2018–2019 school year!  With the ever-increasing demands and rigor placed upon our students, we continuously reevaluate and revise our current curriculum to maintain proper alignment and connection to the Pennsylvania Core Standards and their approved Eligible Content.  One focus area this year for the Upper Adams School District, particularly at the elementary level, will be on further training and professional development with our Math in Focus Program. 

    The Math in Focus Program focuses on problem solving as the foundation of mathematical learning using a variety of models to help students visualize and understand mathematical concepts. This program teaches concepts using a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression to anchor student knowledge in real-world, hands-on experiences, supported by technology applications.  Positive student interactions with math are encouraged, which results in students developing an ability to easily solve complex, real-world math problems.  A typical Math In Focus lesson will begin with teaching and learning through guided practice.  Students will be introduced to new concepts at the concrete level and then led to the pictoral and finally the abstract.  This progression allows students to touch and move physical manipulatives as they develop number sense and mental math skills. Students are then able to develop and explain their thought process versus just memorizing an answer. 

    Another focus area will be K–12 Science.  During the 2016–2017 school year, our K–12 science educators took apart our science curriculum and rebuilt the scope and sequence to provide better alignment with the Pennsylvania Science Framework, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Pennsylvania State Science Standards.  The group also worked to embed STEM activities across grade levels.  In March, 2017, the Upper Adams School District Board of School Directors approved the new curriculum to be implemented in the 2018–2019 school year.  During the 2017–2018 school year, the K–12 science committee reviewed science resources and materials in preparation for a spring recommendation to the Board of School Directors.  The recommended resources are the supports to the curriculum as it is implemented during the 2018–2019 school year.

    With the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, there have been many several changes with the implementation and administration of the Title I Program at Biglerville Elementary.  The curriculum department has embraced these changes for the 2018–2019 school year and will be working to maintain the integrity and opportunities of the Title Program for our students. 

    In addition to the above focus areas, the curriculum department continues to work to meet state regulations and standards with mandated testing, compliance monitoring, data analysis, state reporting, staff professional development/training, and resource attainment for staff & students.    

    Curriculum is the heart beat of the students’ academic experience.  It is a process that does not slow down nor is it ever finished. Professional staff members and administrators work incessantly to maintain a relevant, rigorous, and updated curriculum that meets the standards of today and prepares our students for the world of tomorrow.  Curriculum committees continue to meet throughout the school year and summer to work on revising their curriculum to reflect the latest standards, trends, and innovations in their specific content areas.  Our professional staff is always standing by to receive the next step for their curriculum as our goal is to always provide the students with a world–class education full of opportunities for them to reach their potential.  

    We look forward to a very positive & productive 2018–2019 school year filled with engaging, insightful, and rigorous learning activities for our students.  All of our students will be college & career ready when they receive their diplomas!  

    Learning is thriving in Canner Nation!        

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