The work of the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum will continue to focus on research, planning, designing curriculum, implementing programs to enhance teaching and learning, and evaluating programs to determine their effectiveness. With the Connecticut Academic and Performance Test (CAPT) for high schools and the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) for elementary and middle schools, the district will continue to focus on aligning curriculum to the national and state standards, local assessment standards, and foundation objectives.
Services We Provide: The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum provides leadership for curriculum development, instructional improvement and program assessment. The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum also coordinates the district professional development program and the district testing/evaluation program; participates in the staffing of schools and department supervisors; develops instructional budgets; assists the Superintendent in the supervision of principals; supervises district-wide department supervisors of curriculum, instruction and assessment, special education, fine and performing arts and health/physical education; and co-supervises all other department supervisors.
Our office also focuses on coordination and evaluation of early childhood programs and opportunities, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), elementary reading/language arts programs and curriculum and elementary mathematics and science programs and curriculum.
District curriculum specialists supervise the early childhood programs as well as reading/language arts, mathematics and science. A department supervisor provides oversight for library media services, the English speakers of other languages (ESOL) and transitional language program (TLP) are managed by a district coordinator. Together, they focus on designing curriculum, researching best practices and providing teachers with professional development and materials as they work to provide the highest quality instruction that will positively impact student achievement.
In addition to coordinating the services noted above, the office of curriculum, instruction and assessment writes, evaluates and manages budgets for consolidated, ESOL and bilingual grants; oversees elementary curriculum writing in mathematics, science, social studies, reading/language arts; supervises the K-12 reading support program which includes early intervention teachers and tutors, reading tutors and reading specialists; coordinates PK - grade 5 professional development opportunities; and oversees the building curriculum specialists in fulfilling their district responsibilities. Also generated from this office is the district assessment calendar with input from various constituencies. The office also provides oversight for the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).