6110: Written Curriculum - Content Standards

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The written curriculum of the Millard Public Schools will reflect state-approved standards and district-established content standards. These content standards describe the knowledge, skills, and processes that are taught, learned, and assessed.


The District’s content standards shall consist of Academic Skills and Applications, and College and Career Readiness Skills. Academic skills and applications shall be in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, financial well-being, human relations, technology, fine and performing arts, and personal development and well-being. College and career readiness skills shall be in the areas of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, and citizenship and personal responsibility. District content standards shall be referred to as Essential Learner Outcomes (ELOs).

Date of Adoption
May 3, 1999
Date of Revision
December 4, 2006
March 2, 2009
August 19, 2013

6110.1: Written Curriculum - Content Standards

6110.1: Written Curriculum - Content Standards holly Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:26

The Essential Learner Outcomes of the Millard Public Schools are the following:

                                                        MILLARD ESSENTIAL LEARNER OUTCOMES

          · LANGUAGE ARTS · MATHEMATICS · SCIENCE · SOCIAL STUDIES · FINANCIAL WELL-BEING ·

                               · HUMAN RELATIONS · TECHNOLOGY · FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

      · PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING · CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS

                            · CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION · COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK

                                                 · CITIZENSHIP AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ·

 

                                                        ACADEMIC SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS

Students will demonstrate proficiency by meeting established standards through course requirements and for assessments identified by the District for specific purposes.  This proficiency, along with the successful completion of 230 credits and a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is used for diploma granting or denial.

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.

  • Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.

  • Students will develop and apply appropriate speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate for a variety of purposes.

  • Students will apply information fluency and practice digital citizenship.

MATHEMATICS

  • Students will communicate number sense concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

  • Students will communicate geometric concepts and measurement concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

  • Students will communicate algebraic concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

  • Students will communicate data analysis/probability concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

SCIENCE

  • Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.

  • Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

  • Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

  • Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.

  • Students will utilize economic reasoning skills to make informed judgments and become effective participants in the economy at the local, state, national and international levels.

  • Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.

  • Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.

FINANCIAL WELL-BEING

  • Demonstrate skills to manage financial resources for short and long term priorities.

  • Analyze and make sound financial choices by using appropriate resources.

HUMAN RELATIONS

  • Interact positively with all people.

  • Understand ethnic and cultural differences.

  • Apply awareness of current local, national and global news and world cultures and languages to communicate effectively.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Obtain, organize, and communicate information electronically.

  • Use a variety of technological resources to solve problems.

  • Understands the ethical uses of information and technology related to privacy, intellectual property and cyber security issues.

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

  • Experience and evaluate a variety of music, art, or drama.

  • Recognize the value of a wide range of knowledge and experiences from the arts, culture and humanities.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

  • Understand human growth and development.

  • Identify the values of good nutrition and physical activity.

  • Evaluate the impact of addictive substances and behaviors.

  • Build positive social relationships with supportive friends and family in the community.

  • Use resources to develop a personal education and career plan to meet goals and objectives.

  • Communicate experiences, knowledge and skills identified in a résumé or portfolio and present a professional image when interviewing.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SKILLS

The following standards and indicators are not measured by district-wide assessments for diploma-granting or denial. Within the school setting, students in the Millard Public Schools will:

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS

  • Demonstrate the ability to reason critically, systematically, and logically to evaluate situations from multiple perspectives.

  • Conduct research, gather input and analyze information necessary for decision-making.

  • Develop and prioritize possible solutions with supporting rationale using valid research, historical context and balanced judgment.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new knowledge and skills.

  • Exhibit the ability to focus, prioritize, organize and handle ambiguity.

  • Recognize factors, constraints, goals and relationships in a problem situation.

  • Evaluate solutions and determine the potential value toward solving the problem.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

  • Search for new ways to improve the efficiency of existing processes.

  • Appreciate new and creative ideas of others.

  • Use information, knowledge and experience to generate original ideas and challenge assumptions.

  • Know when to curb the creative process and begin implementation.

  • Determine the feasibility of improvements for ideas and concepts.

  • Accept and incorporate constructive criticism into proposals for innovation.

COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK

  • Contribute to team-oriented projects, problem-solving activities and assignments.

  • Engage team members, build consensus and utilize individual talents and skills.

  • Anticipate potential sources of conflict to facilitate solutions.

  • Demonstrate the ability to disagree with a team member without causing personal offense.

  • Take responsibility for individual and shared group tasks.

CITIZENSHIP AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Respect the rights of others.

  • Treat others in a considerate and non-demeaning manner.

  • Respect diversity.

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage time.

  • Demonstrate the ability to follow directions.

  • Develop the attributes of integrity, self-discipline, and positive attitude.

  • Take personal responsibility for actions.

  • Establish and execute plans to completion and persevere when faced with setbacks.  

  • Model behaviors that demonstrate reliability, dependability and commitment.

  • Arrive on time to school, work, appointments or meetings adequately prepared and appropriately dressed.

  • Comply with policies and regulations.

  • Participate in school and/or community organizations.

  • Engage in local government through attendance, participation and service.

  • Demonstrate a respect for laws and regulations and those who enforce them.

  • Consider the ethical implications and long-term consequences of decisions and actions on personal reputation and credibility.

Date of Adoption
May 3, 1999
Date of Revision
December 5, 1996
June 18, 2001
July 21, 2003
December 4, 2006
March 2, 2009
March 1, 2010
April 18, 2011
August 19, 2013
November 3, 2014