High-quality, rigorous, first instruction is the key

  • Students in the classroom

    ELA/ELD and Math Curriculum Implementation:

    • Equitable, culturally relevant and responsive
    • Rigorously engaging and differentiated through the principles of MTSS
    • Accessible to all learners
    • Aligned to standards
    • Data-driven, research and evidence-based

    All students should receive high-quality, culturally responsive universal academic and behavioral instruction that is differentiated for student need and aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and English language arts, NGSS, ethnic studies requirements, and other state and local standards. Standards assist in providing consistent grade-level benchmarks. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are grounded in the culturally responsive practices of relevance, identity, belonging and community will serve to best engage all students. High-quality curriculum and instruction should be culturally appropriate for the students being served and prepare all students to be college, career community ready. Instruction, curriculum, and assessments aligned with this plan are designed to help students engage in the learning process and develop analytical, collaboration, and communication skills.

    Committing to high quality, first instruction will cause SUSD to evaluate its approach to interventions while increasing the inclusivity of learning environments. Before interventions for small groups or individual students are implemented, there should be data from multiple sources that indicate that high quality, first instruction is happening for all students at the universal level. An example of this process may be in reviewing student achievement data, it may be discovered that a group of students is not meeting certain learning targets. Curricular adjustments should be made before considering additional support.

  • Curriculum Implementation Stats

    ELA/Math Curriculum Adoption


  • Professional Development Center
    1503 St. Mark's Plaza, Suites A, B, C, D
    Stockton, CA 95207
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    Dr. Francine Baird
    Interim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
    (209) 933-7040 ext. 2746

    Anna Trunnell
    Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum
    (209) 933-7030

    Executive Assistant II
    (209) 933-7030 ext. 2300 or 2305