Office Of Instruction
The Office of Instruction continues its focus on aligning curriculum, instruction assessment and professional development with the expectations of the New York State Learning Standards and assessments. We hope you find our website and connecting links beneficial in meeting your needs. Please contact Mary Beth Genovese-Scullion at 716-694-7688 for further information.
Most district curriculum has been revised to align with the New York State Standards and assessments. Some areas still need revision. Each year during January and February, the CDEP curriculum sub-committee accepts curriculum proposals. Future improvements are planned on the basis of these requests.
Click on the links below to learn more about the state and federal guidelines used to develop the curriculum we follow in our classrooms at Tonawanda City School District
New York State Standards and Race To The Top in New York State.
The New York State Board of Regents has set high learning standards for all students. In classrooms across the state, teachers are providing instruction aligned to these standards. Teachers are also routinely assessing student progress toward meeting these standards.
NYSED Office of State Assessment
New York State has developed the New York State Testing Program, to provide schools, teachers, and parents with an assessment of student achievement. These standardized tests will be given each year at the same time and will challenge Grades 3 through 8 students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in English language arts and mathematics.
Click on the link below for a parents guide to 3-8 testing
Principals, teachers, and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction work collaboratively to gather, compile, display, and analyze student performance on state assessments, district performance assessments, and standardized tests in order to focus instruction and improve curriculum based on student achievement data.
Click on the link below to view Tonawanda City School District's New York State Report Card 2011-2012
PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW
As a parent of a student attending the Tonawanda City School District you have the right to receive, upon request to the district, certain information as authorized by federal law regarding the professional qualifications of the children's classroom teachers. Parents have the right to request the following information:
Whether the teacher has met NYS Education Department qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas he/she teaches;
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which NYS Education Department qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived due to special circumstances;
The teacher's college major (undergraduate level); whether the teacher has any graduate certifications or degrees and, if so, the field of discipline of the certification or degree;
Whether your child is provided services by any teaching assistants and, if so, their qualifications.
If you wish to receive this information, please contact your child's school principal.