The Paradise Unified School District provides an instructional program that reflects high expectations for all students and that focuses on mastery of the standards. Rigorous and challenging, this District's curriculum ensures that students become literate, self-directed and interactive learners, proficient technology users, effective communicators, adaptable problem solvers, critical thinkers, cooperative workers, and productive, involved citizens. Instructional practices are well planned, include interactive activities appropriate to students' developmental levels, and support the achievement of every student. Assessment is a natural part of the instructional process and facilitates improvement of teaching and learning.
The Educational Services Department coordinates all district activities related to teaching, learning, assessment and professional development.
We define curriculum as the "what.” Our curriculum outlines represent what we expect students to know and be able to do.
Instruction is the “how." We support student learning and differentiate, based on student needs, in order for all students to meet and exceed expectations.
Assessment is the means by which we determine student mastery and proficiency on our defined expectations. This information is shared with students and parents. Teachers communicate information about classroom instruction, student needs and achievement through electronic tools and conversations. Assessment is frequent so students can demonstrate growing competencies. Ongoing assessment information is shared by sending home materials, offering electronic access, and conducting parent-teacher conferences. Student proficiency is reported quarterly at the secondary level and triennially at the elementary level on report cards.