Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

  • The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) team is responsible for providing district-wide coordination and oversight for our instructional program offered to our students.  This team is made of up of academic, data services, and technology departments. Additionally, the deputy superintendent oversees Equity, Accountability, Continuing Adult/Community Education and Professional Learning. 

    Our aspirational vision statement tells the school community, where we want to go as a result of our work.  The CIA vision statement reads, "In Arlington, learning is: inclusive, dynamic, and engaging."  Our efforts are designed to get us closer to this vision every day.  

    You are encouraged to learn more about our work by navigating this page and reviewing our plans and work. 

    2019/2020 Comprehensive CIA Plan 

Monthly CIA Newsletters

  • July 2021

    Content includes: The Reading Strategies Book: new chapter; New inservice courses: Google Keep, Jamboard, Flipped Instruction, Google Forms, Kami, Apple Summer Learning - Reaching All Learners, Phonics Foundations, Big Read, Graphic Memoir, Photography & Memoir; SORA: free ebooks and audiobooks; Summer Institutes Instructional Technology courses; Curriculum Chats; Summer Reading book recommendations; Professional Development books: Patterns of Power, Letter Lessons & First Words; Poughkeepsie Public Library District author events and summer programs; Podcast: Be Antiracist; Big Read 2021 professional development; Vassar Course: How To Talk About Race; Classroom library audit/cultural responsiveness.

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  • June 2021

    Content includes: Juneteenth resources; new additions to Frontline (Conferring in Readers Workshop, Antiracist Teaching Through History, Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Summer Institutes); HVRBERN (Bilingual Ed) & WIT (Writing is Thinking) for social studies & K-2 teachers; i-Ready diagnostic & Lexiles; summer reading on SORA; Facing History pandemic support & teaching Holocaust course

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  • May 2021

    Content includes:  New inservice offerings: I-Ready online course, Civics online course, Four Hundred Souls discussion group, Jevon Hunter, SS/ELA self-paced webinar, Living History; Facing History and current events; PBS social studies lessons; SORA and diverse titles/study on race, gender representation in award-winning children's books; Generation Citizen/Civic Readiness Seal; storytelling resources; News Literacy resources; Independent reading/social media.

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  • April 2021

    Content includes:  Mount Saint Mary College Equity in Literacy Learning Conference, Four Hundred Souls Discussion Group, How To Talk About Race - Vassar College, Arab American Heritage Month, National Poetry Month, Gene Luen Yang and Reading Without Walls, International Children's Book Day, National Library Week, Earth Day, El Dia de los Ninos, El Dia de los Libros, Red Trunk Project, PNW BOCES SS/ELA Online Learning, Tenement Museum Virtual Book Talk, Words Their Way Training, Grs. 6-8 Grammar Resources, Civil Rights & Children's Books, National Antiracist Book Festival, Teaching Writing in Small Groups - Serravallo, Narrative4 Storytelling Organization.

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  • March 2021

    Content includes: Additions to inservice catalog on remote learning and equity; Asian author spotlight, online read aloud permissions, windows and mirrors of a child's bookshelf, analyzing news sources, Inuit authors, engaging students in virtual classrooms, Big Read in-school residencies from The Art Effect, expanding St. Patrick's Day content

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  • February 2021

    Content includes: Chinese New Year, Black History Month, new additions to district mlp professional development catalog, Write on, NY! initiative, ACSD Library Dept. webpage, new titles in SORA, decodable books, Fundations Drill Sounds, BrainPOP and teaching social studies and social/emotional learning, Big Read 2021 (graphic novels, comics, storytelling & Vietnam), #TeachLivingPoets, Family Reading Partnership resources.

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  • January 2021

    Content includes:  Copyright guidelines for online read alouds, PNW BOCES Social Studies/ELA website, STEM Resources, Toshiba Exploravision STEM Learning Project, Science Reads, Newsela access, SORA Overdrive app and connecting to public library collections, Big Read 2021 (Graphic Novel Memoir), AHS Library Facebook page, podcasts and writing to 2020, Kate the Chemist, literary horoscopes.

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  • December 2020

    Content includes: Fundations and Wilson Reading Virtual Trainings, Tech Support, Live Scholar Exchanges from The Constitution Center, Lexia and Supporting Adolescent Literacy, New York State English Council, K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network, Book Clubs in Physical and Virtual Classrooms, Big Read 2021 (Vietnam)

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  • November 2020

    Content includes: Components of virtual reading and writing workshops, Handwriting Without Tears, SORA from OverDrive, Fountas & Pinnell Remote Teaching and Learning Guidelines for Assessment, Election Study Guide, Jamboard, Tech Support, The Ashokan Center Programs, Big Read 2020, Teaching Writers Remotely Guide, Inservice Twitter Chat, Virtual Office Hours for Families

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  • October 2020

    Content includes: K-5 ELA & Math Assessment Guidance, Daily Remote Learning Tips from Fountas & Pinnell, ACSD Library Resources & Google Classroom Integration, Remote Learning Resources, LindaMood-Bell Literacy Webinars, Get Epic!, Virtual Tours of Monticello, ST Math K-5, Math & Science Professional Development, Teaching Tolerance Resources, Resilient Pedagogy Resources, Big Read 2020, Twitter Chats, History of Food Trends & the Pandemic, Ancient Egypt & Pyramid Construction

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