Providing a Challenging Curriculum for All
What is Continuous Achievement?
The Fulton County Board of Education supports their vision that each child should be given the opportunity to learn to his or her full potential. To that end, the continuous achievement framework for advancement allows each child to progress in reading/ language arts and math at his or her appropriate instructional pace and depth, expanding and compacting the curriculum as appropriate. Within the continuous achievement framework, each student will be placed in an "on-level", "advanced", or "accelerated" curriculum.
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What is the process for determining Continuous Achievement levels?
How does Continuous Achievement impact the curriculum?
The instructional pace and depth are adjusted for advanced and accelerated students, expanding and compacting the curriculum accordingly.
- ON students work on grade-level curriculum.
- ADVANCED students work one semester ahead of grade-level curriculum.
- ACCELERATED students work two semesters, or a full year, ahead of grade-level curriculum.
- Math levels are designated as .1 or .2 based on the semester's curriculum being covered. For example, Grade 3, Semester 1 math is denoted as 3.1 and Grade 3, Semester 2 math as 3.2
READING & ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
- ON students work on grade-level curriculum and are expected to read at grade-level benchmark.
- ADVANCED students encounter increasingly complex text and are expected to read at least half a year ahead of grade-level benchmark.
- ACCELERATED students work a full year ahead of grade-level curriculum in both reading and English Language Arts and are expected to read at least a year ahead of grade-level benchmark.