Curriculum and Assessment Update 

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Congratulations on successfully completing the first week of school! I know that this was a very busy week of preparing, planning, and finally welcoming our students back to school. We are off to a great start!

 Please read below for updates on the curriculum resources and assessments, as well as information about the Right to Read Act.

Curriculum Resource Update:

Thank you for your participation in the professional development this week on our new curriculum resources! I know that a lot of information was presented in a very short amount of time, and I appreciate everyone's patience and professionalism as we navigate this implementation. Though most of you have received all of your materials and online access, we continue to work with the vendors to ensure that all materials will be at schools within the next two weeks. We will continue to provide professional development with these new resources to ensure that we can implement them with fidelity. As you know, anytime a new resource is implemented, it takes time to learn about and become comfortable with all that the resources offer. That is why it is critical to implement each resource as they are meant to be used, and with fidelity, in this initial year of implementation. Any modifications to the curriculum resources will not give us a clear understanding of the curriculum's impact on the level of instruction and student outcomes. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Assessment Calendar Update: 

You can find the 2021-2022 Assessment Calendar here. Please review important assessment information below:

1.     We will continue to use the Fountas and Pinnell Running Record. Into Reading has a version of this 
      that we will learn more about and consider using for the next school next year.

2.     We will continue to use KSA for Kindergarten in reading and math in the ESGI platform.

3.     Into Reading: Module assessments will be administered at the end of each module (replacing common assessments)

4.     StudySync: End-of-Unit Assessments will be administered at the end of each unit (replacing QCAs 6-8).  Benchmark Assessments will be used in place of STAR for grades 6-10.

5.     iReady: Assessments will be administered at the end of each unit (replacing QCAs).

 Right to Read Act – Awareness Training

To all teachers who are participating in the Awareness Training of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy:

 Teachers, please fill out Chariho 21-22 Right to Read Awareness Course Completion Form  as you complete the courses for the Awareness Training of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy. This form will be used to track PLU’s that you receive for each course. Please note that only the first course is live. According to the RIDE website, courses 2 & 3 will go live on November 1st and the final two courses will go live on January 1st, 2022. You will be provided time during upcoming professional development days to complete the courses. 

 Upon completion of all 5 courses you will be asked to submit a copy of your certificate of completion. You can find additional information about both the awareness and proficiency training on the Chariho website under Teaching and Learning-àRight to Read.

 Thanks again for all you do!

Posted by Michael Comella On 07 September, 2021 at 8:50 AM