IA/IAA - Instructional Goals

Code: IA/IAA
Adopted: Unknown
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 2/10/10
Original Code: Version 4
 

The purpose and responsibility of the district is to prepare youth to confidently, responsibly and creatively contribute to a changing global society, by providing all students a personalized and appropriate education supported by meaningful district-community partnerships.

The design and implementation of our instructional programs are based on the beliefs that:

  1. Every student must know what, why and how they are to learn;
  2. Every student must know the criteria for measuring their success and personally recognize their own level of success;
  3. Every student performs best in a safe, secure, cooperative environment that fosters dignity and respect;
  4. Every student can learn and succeed at high levels but does so in different ways and at different rates;
  5. Every student has talent that is developed through good teaching and a positive climate;
  6. Every person in the community has a role in the educational process;
  7. A fundamental responsibility of the educational process is to strive for excellence, while responding to a changing world.

The district is committed to a continual process of collaborative decision making and goal setting that support the physical and cognitive growth and development of students, academic growth beyond proficiency for students, and encourages attainment of individual student goals.

Having demonstrated proficiency according to high standards our students will be described by the following characteristics.  Our students will be:

  1. Knowledgeable Persons
    1. A student will demonstrate proficiency in skills and knowledge in the areas of:
      1. Language Arts including reading, writing, speaking, language usage and literature;
      2. Mathematics including numeracy, estimation, measurement, statistics and probability, algebraic relationships, geometry and mathematical problem-solving;
      3. Science including unifying concepts and processes, physical science, life science, earth and space science and scientific inquiry;
      4. Social Studies history, geography, civics, economics and social science analysis;
      5. Second Languages including listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural understanding;
      6. The Arts including aesthetics, cultural and historical perspectives and art criticism;
      7. Health/Physical Education including an understanding of positive health habits and behaviors that establish and maintain personal wellness and healthy interpersonal relationships.
    2. A student will demonstrate effective use of information resources, including the ability to:
      1. Use Technology - use current technology as a tool to access, research, manage, integrate, and communicate ideas and information.
  2. Complex Thinkers
    1. A student will demonstrate the ability to use a wide variety of thinking processes with accuracy to resolve complex issues, including the ability to:
      1. Think Critically, Creatively and Reflectively:  think critically, creatively and reflectively in generating ideas, products or processes, making decisions and solving problems;
      2. Analyze, Interpret and Respond to Information:  analyze and interpret information, set goals, make decisions and apply to tasks.
  3. Socially Responsible Citizens
    1. A student will demonstrate the ability to:
      1. Collaborate:  participate as a member of a team, including providing leadership for achieving goals and working well with others from diverse backgrounds.
    2. A student will demonstrate basic life role skills, including the ability to:
      1. Manage Personal Life Role Responsibilities:  demonstrate characteristics of timeliness, quality production, financial management, appropriate interpersonal skills, citizenship and responsible behavior in the use and access of information and technology in carrying out life roles at work, in the community and with family.
  4. Lifelong Learners
    1. A student will demonstrate the ability to:
      1. Self-Direct Learning:  direct his or her own learning including planning and carrying out complex problems, establishing clear goals, managing progress towards achieving them and monitoring progress through self-evaluation;
      2. Create and Use Knowledge:  acquire, organize, expand and express knowledge;
      3. Create a Positive Vision of Self and Future:  assess and plan a comprehensive personal development plan which prepares one to successfully assume future life roles.

Evaluation and Summary

Utilizing valid and reliable data, a continuous process of evaluation of curriculum, instruction resource allocation, and school improvement will be conducted. The district program will be modified whenever an evaluation shows that it is not contributing to growth in the stated outcomes. 

Without the help and benefit derived from the home, church, industry and community the purposes stated herein could not be achieved.  Working in cooperation with these other institutions, the district contributes its efforts in the total learning process of the student.


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 329.025
ORS 329.035
ORS 329.125
ORS 336.067
OAR 581-022-1030
OAR 581-022-1210
OAR 581-022-1340