SBE Parent Information
Developing a standards-based curriculum and shifting toward standards-reflected grades requires changes in the way teachers teach and in the way schools view education. The shift to standards-based education is perhaps one of the most comprehensive and complex endeavors the public educational system has experienced in over 100 years.
Because change is challenging and because the education field requires constant reflection and revision, the documents and practices that exist today could very well change throughout the years. Please be assured that any changes are based on reflection, research, and effective practices, leading to a greater understanding of how students learn, and are always made with the best interests of students in mind.
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”
-- Heraclitus --
As we continue to learn and grow within a standards-based environment, we can expect to see:
- Students as partners in their own learning.
- Students monitoring their own progress toward the achievement of learning targets.
- Learning targets that are clearly defined.
- Students understanding the expectations and purpose of each learning experience.
- Multiple opportunities and ways for students to demonstrate proficiency.
- Students who can think critically and solve real-world problems.
- All students achieving at their highest potential.
- Parents and their children discussing and monitoring progress on current learning targets.
- Parents receiving information about what their child knows and is able to do separate from behavior and work habits.
- Parents know specific content standards in which their child needs more support or more academic challenge.
- When considering college and career readiness, parents and students have a better idea of the learner’s academic strengths and weaknesses.