Learners are capable of learning at high levels when their strengths are celebrated and their needs are addressed. All learners, children and adults alike, need multiple opportunities to learn new knowledge and skills, using diverse approaches and enough time. Further reading: Tapping into Multiple Intelligences
The curriculum identifies what students need to know (content and concepts) and be able to do (skills and processes). Standards-based curriculum incorporates the knowledge and skills that are articulated in state standards and their associated core curriculum statements or objectives or grade level expectations. (Different states use different terms for the statements that are most specific, often designated to particular grade levels.) Teachers need to know what it is they are responsible to teach and assess in the classroom. Students need opportunities to learn in relation to standards before they are assessed on these standards on high stakes tests.
Middletown curriculum and standards: K-12 Scope and Sequence