Transitions to New, Higher Standards In Kent School District
|Common Core State Standards (CCSS)||CCSS are the adopted standards in the state of Washington for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Kent School District is phasing in implementation of these standards over the 2012-13 to 2014-15 school years.|
|Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)||On October 4, 2013, Governor Inslee and Superintendent Dorn announced the adoption of the NGSS for implementation in Washington’s schools to provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Staff in the Kent School District are preparing for full implementation in 2016-17. This NGSS FAQ page contains more information about the standards and the KSD's implementation timelines.|
The standards for educational technology work within Kent's teaching and learning environment. The assessments for educational technology integrate within core content areas – science, math, health, English language arts, social studies and the arts.
KSD Curriculum Information
For each of the core content areas, follow these links for overview information about the standards, instructional resources, and assessments used in Kent Schools.
Adopted Materials and Supplemental Support Materials for elementary schools.
|Secondary Adopted Materials|
Adopted Materials and Supplemental Support Materials for secondary schools.
Kent Virtual Library with links to other online research resources.
|Assistive Technology ||Resources to ensure all students increase independence and achievement through use of technology.|
|Career and Technical Education||Find information about Kent School District Career and Technical Programs.|
|Dual Language ||The program will develop a high academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages by participating in a rigorous academic program that enhances the development of bilingualism, biculturalism, and biliteracy |
Services available for students who are learning English.
|Highly Capable (HiCap)||Programs for students who have special needs created by their depth of understanding and insight, advanced academic skills, rapid rate of learning, aptitude for higher levels of thinking and capacity for creative thinking.|
Services for students with special educational needs.
|One-to-One Laptop Initiative||This section reviews the shared vision and purpose behind our One-to-One Laptop Initiative, including a timeline, information about research and best practices of One-to-One, a summary of our past, present, and future, and links to news stories and presentations.|
|Social-Emotional Learning||Second Step teaches developmentally appropriate social-emotional skills to children in grades K-8 and Kelso's Choice is a conflict-management program for K-6 students.|
Technology resources to help teachers engage their students in the classroom.
Students can earn high school World Language credit through demonstrated proficiency on an approved test of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Secondary Program Resources
Click to access course catalogs for Middle Schools and High Schools.
Revised Graduation Requirements.
Under the Information tab in the Secondary Course Catalog is a section named NCAA. Click here to view it now.
A program designed to store and organize high school students' required Culminating Project artifacts.
Washington State Educational Information
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for general information about education in Washington state.
Information from OSPI on providing leadership, service and support for the development and implementation of research-based learning standards and curriculum to ensure that all learners achieve at high levels.
How OSPI measures school accountability.
General information about school demographics, student academic performance, and staff characteristics.