Guaranteed Curriculum ::..
The School System Strategic Plan calls for a written document that helps ensure uniform, high-quality instructional resources across the School System. Called the Guaranteed Curriculum, the document is locally developed and constantly reviewed and revised, from the classroom to the district level. The document is designed to guide instruction for all students and addresses the Louisiana Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Grade Level Expectations in English/language arts and math for grades pre-K through 10.
The framework for the curriculum is “Understanding by Design”, developed by Dr. Grant Wiggins, a renowned international educational consultant. The design builds on the basic skills and centers on larger concepts, enduring understandings, essential questions, and performance assessment. In day-to-day lesson planning, teachers have full discretion to modify, adjust, adapt, or adopt the suggested activities found in the Guaranteed Curriculum, in order to meet the needs of the students in their classrooms.
One of the most useful aspects of the document is that teachers can access the information on-line, from school and from home. The electronic, "living" document is correlated to district adopted texts, available materials and on-line resources. The Guaranteed Curriculum serves as a guide to what teachers should teach and what students should know and be able to do.
This information is currently being updated.