Ohio has adopted Academic Content
Standards in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies,
Foreign Language, Technology, and the Arts. These standards provide
Ohio teachers with "clear and rigorous expectations for all
students". They describe what ALL students
should know and be able to do at each grade level. Under these
standards, Ohio students learn more and do more complex work as
they progress through the grades. Ohio's Academic Standards provide
clarity to teachers of what should be taught at each grade level.
How the material will be taught is a local school and district
Click on the links
below to view the Academic Content Standards in:
SOCIAL STUDIES: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=335&Content=12645
How is the material
taught at Lexington Elementary?
Elementary School teachers met in collaborative team meetings
with teachers from Marlboro and Washington Elementary Schools
to review the Content Standards in depth. Indicators were rewritten
in simple "I CAN" statements so students and parents
know what students are learning. Teachers developed a pacing chart
for each subject by nine week sessions. Click
here to access a page where you can view these by grade, subject,
and nine week session to see specific indicators your child is
learning each nine weeks. Power standards (those determined by
teachers to be crucial to the ongoing learning process) are typed
in bold print. Parents receive individual progress
reports on power standards along with the student report card
each nine weeks.
What resources do Lexington
teachers use to implement this instruction?
Marlington Elementary teachers
use a variety of resources to teach the indicators, e.g. textbooks,
supplemental materials, technology, manipulatives, and student
work. Methods used are research based and best practice programs.
How are students assessed?
How do we know they are learning?
All Marlington Elementary students
participate in three levels of assessment.
1. Teachers continually
assess FOR LEARNING (finding out what students know) and OF LEARNING
(for a grade, after instruction).
2. At the end of each nine weeks, all
K - 5 students participate in district wide common assessments
over power standards for Reading and Math (Science and Social
Studies common assessments will be added in the future.
3. State assessment of students involves
diagnostic or achievement testing in grades K - 5. Diagnostic
assessments identifies student work as "clearly on track"
or "needs intervention". Achievement testing identifies
levels of achievement: limited, basic, proficient, accelerated,
and advanced. Refer to the chart below for Ohio's Implementation
Schedule of Statewide Assessments (as per House Bill 3/Senate
Bill2/House Bill 66.