Curriculum and Instruction

Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction
Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction!

 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction assists local school divisions in the design and implementation of instructional programs with emphasis on the implementation of high academic standards designed to increase student achievement. The division provides technical expertise and leadership in the areas of curriculum pacing, student assessment, professional development, and the interpretation of federal and state initiatives, policies, regulations and guidelines. The division provides oversight for curriculum, instruction, and assessment by working collaboratively with agencies, associations, foundations and consortia to address educational needs and concerns.

Alabama Reading Initiative

Lowndes County Public Schools supports The Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) through funded school reading specialist. The Reading Specialists have responsibilities for coordinating efforts in the schools where funds have been allocated to support third grade teachers. The district’s ARI Development Plan provides a guide that focus on improvement in the areas of beginning/foundational reading (Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Reading/Writing Connection). Lowndes County Public Schools supports the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) priority that every student read on grade level by third grade.