We want ALL of our students to receive a high quality education. Our goal is to increase educational achievement and attainment for every learner at each level of the education system. Definition of High Quality: Each student is engaged with rigorous and relevant curriculum that focuses on intended learning targets.
In 2015, PCSD met the state reading achievement goal as set by the Utah State Office of Education. We did not meet our district goal of 90%. Of our students, 81% (district-wide) were on target for reading (85% for Kinder, 76% 1st grade, and 78% 2nd grade) at the end of third grade last year. In fact our district wide ELL student proficiency was 7.9% proficiency. In an effort to improve performance and growth of students, we assessed and reviewed current instructional models for teaching reading/language arts aligned to the Utah Core. Our main intention in improving our current reading/language arts program is to continue to improve performance and growth for our students and to use standards-based, evidence-based instruction.
Systematic changes we are making