Louise Sanders, Director
The chief responsibility of the Curriculum Director is to work closely with the district's principals, teachers, and teacher practitioners to help build their capacities, and thereby produce successful students. The Office of Curriculum focuses on the implementation, integration, and evaluation of the content/academic programs offered in the McComb School District. In an effort to provide a meaningful educational experience for each student, with a focus on traditional and student-centered learning, this office collaborates with teachers, staff, administrators, students, and the community. Professional development for all faculty members is also at the forefront, with opportunities to engage in Professional Learning Communities, participate in monthly Strategies for Success sessions, and attend workshops and conferences on the local, state, and national level. In addition to attending professional development, staying abreast of current research, sharing best practices, and improving continually upon classroom instruction are key objectives that drive our mission, which is to become a premier, world-class system where student success is inevitable and each student is cultivated to become a fierce competitor in a global society. The aforementioned strategies will ensure that McComb School District faculty members achieve this mission, and the administrators and teachers are strongly committed to creating optimal opportunities for our students' success.
A New Education Law
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation's schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.
For example, today, high school graduation rates are at all-time highs. Dropout rates are at historic lows. And more students are going to college than ever before. These achievements provide a firm foundation for further work to expand educational opportunity and improve student outcomes under ESSA.
Standards set goals for what students should know and be able to do while learning academic content.
Curriculum provides educators with an outline for what should be taught in classrooms.
Assessments determine how much a student has learned and whether he or she has performed to a level of proficiency set by academic standards.
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Curriculum and Instruction
MDE Releases Family Guides for Student Success to Support Parents
The Family Guide for Student Success booklets outline what children should know and be able to do in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, said parents understand best their child’s needs, strengths, abilities and interests, and they can partner with their child’s teacher to provide opportunities to learn and grow.
“Parents are their child’s first teacher in life. That responsibility doesn’t end when a child enters school. These guides were created to encourage parents and children by reinforcing classroom activities at home and to build a strong partnership with their teachers,” Wright said.
The guides can be found here: http://mdek12.org/ESE/Guides