MSD Learning Standards & Common Core


The mission “Is not simply to ensure that students are taught but to ensure that they learn.  This simple shift – from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning – has profound implications for schools.”
(DuFour, 2004)

Carrie Brooks, Curriculum Director

Welcome to the curriculum site!  Here you will find Idaho State Standards, corresponding essential skills maps and adopted textbooks for the courses offered at Moscow School District.

Idaho State Standards:  The Idaho State Standards articulate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, in each content area.

Essential (Priority) Standards:  Priority standards are a carefully selected subset of the total list of the grade‐specific and course‐specific standards within each content area that students must know and be able to do by the end of each school year in order to be prepared to enter the next grade level or course. (Ainsworth, Rigorous Curriculum Design, 2010)

Essential Standards Are...

● What teachers will spend the majority of instructional time        teaching.
● What teachers will assess.
● What teachers will have data-driven discussions about.
● What teachers will intervene on (enrichment or remediation)

Why Develop Essential Standards?

Four Key Questions the Moscow School District wants to know:

1. What do we expect students to learn?
2. How do we know they are learning it?
3. How do we respond when they do not learn?
4. How do we respond when they have already learned?

 

 

MSD Curriculum (Currently Under Construction)

Art

Elementary:  
              K-34-5

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade
Enrichment

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Guidance

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade West Park Elementary kindergarten through 2nd grade
High school: 
Paradise Creek Regional High School 9th grade through 12th grade

Health

Elementary:
                K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 

Middle school: McGraw-Hill Teen Health
8th grade

High school: Goodheart-Wilcox Comprehensive Health
9th grade through 12th grade

Language Arts

Elementary: McGraw-Hill Wonders, McGraw-Hill WonderWorks
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school: Calkins Units of Study, Voyager Sopris Language! 
6th grade through 8th grade

High school: Traditional American and British literature canon, modern novels, short stories, poems and essays
9th grade through 12th grade

Library

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade

District-wide:
Kindergarten through 12th grade

Math

Elementary: Eureka Math
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math
6th grade through 8th grade

High school: CPM (College Preparatory Math); EMC Publishing Personal Finance; Stats: Modeling the World; Holt McDougal Single Variable Calculus
9th grade through 12th grade

Music

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade

Physical Education

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade

Science

Elementary: Foss kits, Mystery Science
                K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Middle school: Pearson Interactive Science
6th grade through 8th grade High school: McGraw-Hill Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe; Activate Learning Active Chemistry; Pearson Miller & Levine Biology; Pearson Campbell Biology Concepts and Connections; Pearson Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology; Pearson Environment: The Science Behind the Stories; Activate Learning Active Physics; Pearson Conceptual Physics; Pearson Physics for Scientists and Engineers 9th grade through 12th grade

Social Studies

Elementary: Scholastic classroom magazine; Time classroom magazine; National Geographic Explorer; trade books
                K12345

Middle school: 
6th grade through 8th grade

High school: Pearson United States History; Cengage American Pageant; Cengage The American Spirit; Pearson World History: The Modern Era; McGraw-Hill The United States Government: Our Democracy; Pearson Magruder's American Government; McGraw-Hill The Human and Physical World; Glencoe Street Law: A Course in Practical Law; Hackett Publishing The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers; McGraw-Hill Understanding Economics; Cengage Sociology in Our Times; W.W. Norton Psychology in Your Life
9th grade through 12th grade

Special Education

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade

World Languages

Middle school: Pearson Realidades
6th grade through 8th grade

High school: Vista Higher Learning Descubre; Vista Higher Learning Promenades
9th grade through 12th grade

Professional Technical Education

Elementary:
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Middle school:
6th grade through 8th grade

High school:
9th grade through 12th grade

Requirement of All Students Graduating from Idaho Public High Schools
All students graduating from Idaho public high schools must meet state adopted content standards. These standards are to be used as a minimum threshold by every school district in the state in order to establish some consistency in academic content statewide.