Teaching & Learning at AOS 93

Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning in AOS 93

In 2014 AOS 93 adopted a proficiency-based system of education (PBE).  PBE refers to a system of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that is based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education. 

In AOS 93 we believe that the individual student is at the center of the learning process.  Our expectation is that all students achieve at a proficient level given the necessary supports and that instruction is adjusted to allow students to learn at their own rates and provide supports to all students.  This article, 10 Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning, provides more information about PBE.  AOS 93 has developed Assessment Beliefs matching the PBE philosophy we are implementing.

Laurie Rule
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
767 Main Street 1-A
Damariscotta, ME 04543
lrule@aos93.org

CURRICULUM LINKS

Bridges Math K-4 - Helpful information and resources for families. 
The term curriculum is often used to describe only the goals, objectives, or plans, something distinct from the “means” of methods, materials, and assessment. In AOS 93, the curriculum includes these four basic components:
  • Goals: what we want students to learn;
  • Methods: highly effective instructional methods and teaching strategies used to support student learning;
  • Materials: the media, materials and tools used for teaching and learning;
  • Assessment: the methods of measuring student progress towards the learning goals.

Link to our curriculum work.


CURRICULUM by Grade Level

K
ELA K
Writing Rubric
 Math K
Social Studies K
Science K
1
ELA  1
Writing Rubric
 Math 1
Social Studies 1
 Science 1
2
ELA 2
Writing Rubric
 Math 2
Social Studies 2
 Science 2
3
ELA 3
Writing Rubric
 Math 3
Social Studies 3
 Science 3
4
ELA 4
Writing Rubric
 Math 4
 Social Studies 4
 Science 4
5
ELA 5
Writing Rubric
 Math 5
Social Studies 5
Science 5
6
ELA 6
Writing Rubric
 Math 6
Social Studies 6
Science 6
7
ELA 7
Writing Rubric
Math 7
Social Studies7
 Science 7
 8ELA 8
Writing Rubric
Math 8
Algebra
Social Studies 8
 Science 8

   
   
   



QUICK LINKS

2017-18 MEA Information
No Essay samples are included. There will be no "online practice test" this year, only the PDF paper-based sample items. There will be an online tutorial.

Important Links
MEA Information - 2017-18 materials to be posted as they are finalized.
Measured Progress WordPress site with sample test items

ASSESSMENT
Note - Bridges Math Assessments are TBD and added at a later date after the K-4 Math Committee meets and provides input.

AOS 93 Professional Development Days
August 28, 2017 - Morning district, afternoon building
August 29, 2017 - Building
October 16, 2017 - Building
December 1, 2017 - Schedule
March 16, 2018 - TBD
May 25, 2018

August 28, 2017 Presentation