What are Pacing Guides? Pacing guides arrange academic standard and related topics in such a way that all standards are taught and time for scholars to achieve mastery is provided by the end of the school year. Pacing guides provide educators with an understanding of the pace in which students should be receiving instruction relating to specific academic content standards. Pacing guides are not curriculum. Educators use curricular resources to teach the academic content standards laid out in the pacing guide. While the lessons and teaching style will vary, the standards, assessments and basic content are taught at roughly the same time That way, teacher teams can examine data and make decisions to increase student learning. The use of pacing guides ensures equity of instruction across the district. For example, if a scholar changes school buildings throughout the year they will receive instruction on all academic content standards. Pacing guides also align to scholar standards-based grades on progress reports and quarterly report cards (K-8).
Provided pacing guides and curricular resources are arranged by instructional level (Elementary, Middle and High).