Standards are more than lists of facts to memorize; in all divisions at ASM, standards focus on what is most important in each discipline, those deeper and more complex skills like interpreting mathematical or scientific data, using evidence to construct an argument, analyzing a historical source or literary text, using models to explain scientific or mathematical reasoning, or connecting with an audience in theater, music, or visual arts. Standards set rigorous goals for our students to meet, and our curriculum resources ensure that the students can achieve them.
The goal of a standards-based learning environment is for the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting all to align to make learning smooth, consistent, and cohesive. Standards are the framework or skeleton for the K-12 learning body. Teachers use these standards to create their assessments, and report on them in report cards. The report cards are opportunities for students to learn where they are as they progress towards these worthy goals. This alignment allows for students, teachers, and parents all to be clear on the key goals for each grade or class.
English: Common Core
Math: Common Core
Science: NGSS Next Generation Science Standards
Social Studies: C3 Standards College, Career, and Civic Life
Technology: ISTE International Society for Technology Education