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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and instruction at Eisenhower Intermediate School focuses on further developing the strong foundations in literacy and math skills established in elementary school.  Effective instruction begins with high-quality academic standards that outline what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level.  Ohio's New Learning Standards are the basis for the curriculum maps, learning targets, and lesson plans our fifth and sixth grade teachers have developed since 2013.  Our English language arts and mathematics maps are currently being revised to incorporate new materials purchased  through district Permanent Improvement levy funds.  They will be posted to this page as they're finalized in the coming months.

High quality classroom instruction includes research-backed practices such as the use of formative assessment data to guide instruction, flexible groupings, and comprehensive interventions for students experiencing learning challenges.  Eisenhower offers a wide range of academic experiences including advanced math instruction, art, band, physical education, and gifted English language arts instruction.  We also offer intensive instruction for students with multiple disabilities, emotional disturbances, and intellectual disabilities.

Please click the links below for helpful information about how you can help your child in language arts and math.

National PTA Parents' Guide to 5th Grade Success

National PTA Parents' Guide to 5th Grade Success

Parents' Guide to Close Reading

17 Ways to Keep Your Pre-Teen Reading

Parent Roadmap to 5th Grade Math Standards

Parent Roadmap to 6th Grade Math Standards

 

 Intervention and Enrichment

At Eisenhower Intermediate School, interventions are provided to students during a set-aside period called “Connections.”  Connections is a time when all students can get what they need.  The time is structured so students can experience hands-on activities, as well as extension activities in co-curricular subject areas. Students receive research-backed academic interventions during this period as well.  Math Navigator is the program used for math intervention and Comprehension Tool Kit is used for reading intervention.

 

Assessment

The purpose of assessment is to measure students’ level of mastery of the standards. Oregon City Schools utilizes several different tools -- some mandated, others chosen -- to measure and evaluate student knowledge of standards and their acquisition of skills.  Examples of formal assessments we use to make local instructional decisions include STAR Reading and Math assessments and teacher-developed, grade level based common math assessments.

Annual state mandated testing includes the PARCC tests for English language arts and math for both grades five and six and Ohio's Next Generation Assessment for science in grade five and social studies in grade six.

For more information regarding these tests, please click the links below.

STAR Assessments

Ohio ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies Testing Information