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K-12 Curriculum

The Westside Community Schools implements the K-12 comprehensive standards outlined by the Nebraska Department of Education. As additional standards are established, it is our goal to continue to develop highly rigorous standards of learning. Student achievement of the standards is measured at all grade levels and in all courses through a comprehensive assessment system.

Academic Course Standards

Language Arts Standards:

Reading Standard: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.

Writing Standard: Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.

Speaking/Listening Standard: Students will learn and apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate.

Multiple Literacies Standard: Students will identify, locate, and evaluate information.

 

K-12 Math Standards:

Number Sense Standard: Students will communicate number sense concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

Geometric/Measurement Standard: Students will communicate geometric concepts and measurement concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

Algebraic Standard: Students will communicate algebraic concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

Data Analysis/Probability Standard: Students will communicate data analysis/probability concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

 

K-12 Science Standards

Inquiry, the Nature of Science and Technology Standard: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.

Physical Science Standard: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

Life Science Standard: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

Earth and Space Sciences Standard: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

 

K-12 Social Studies Standards

Concepts and Skills Standard: Students will understand social studies concepts and skills.

Social Science Standard: Students will reason and justify their thinking about social science issues.

Communicating Understandings Standard: Students will communicate their social studies understandings.

Connecting Understandings Standard: Students will make connections using social studies understandings.