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Curriculum Services & Standards
The Fowler Elementary School District has adopted a rigorous, evidence-based curriculum for all Pre-K–8th classrooms, designed to address the Pre-K–8th learning standards established by the Arizona Department of Education.
FESD students receive a robust education that focuses on English language arts, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and educational technology to ensure that every child meets the demands of an ever-evolving workforce through college and career readiness.
The Fowler Elementary School District has adopted an evidence-based curriculum for all pre-K–8th-grade students to ensure teachers can access viable materials to provide relevant and rigorous education.
These are the district-adopted curriculum titles.
English Language Arts
- Handwriting Without Tears K-5th grade, Learning Without Tears
- Wonders K–5th grade, McGraw-Hill
- Collections 6th–8th grade, Houghton-Mifflin
- Into Math K–8th grade, Houghton-Mifflin
- Impact K–5th grade, McGraw-Hill
- My World 6th–8th grade, Savvas (Pearson)
- Inspire K–8th grade, McGraw-Hill
Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA) is the new statewide achievement test for Arizona 3rd–12th-grade students. This test replaces the AzM2 Assessment. The AASA is based on the new learning standards and provides teachers, students, and parents with data regarding student readiness for college and career following their high school graduation.
Beginning in the third grade, all Arizona public school students take AASA. Students take an English language arts and mathematics assessment at their respective grade levels. We publish assessment guidelines and practice tests in the fall of every school year.
Please check the ADE website for ongoing updates regarding the state assessment. Only eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities will participate in other alternate achievement tests.
The Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is a standards-based assessment that meets both state and federal requirements to measure students’ English language proficiency. AZELLA is used for both placement and reassessment purposes.
Students identified as second language learners on the Home Language Survey take the AZELLA placement test; the students’ proficiency scores determine appropriate placement for instruction.
Students in an English language learner program will also take the AZELLA reassessment once yearly until they achieve proficiency. We monitor students who have scored proficient on the AZELLA for two years to help ensure their success in a mainstream classroom.
All Arizona public schools administer the Arizona Science Assessment (AzSCI) to fifth, eighth, and 11th-grade students.
You will find more information regarding AzSCI on the ADE website.