Curriculum & Instruction

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    The Teaching and Learning Department provides leadership for standards-based teaching and assessing in district schools to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success.

    Department staff members coordinate the implementation of standards, and the adoption, development, integration, and implementation of curriculum aligned to standards.

    Current List of Adopted Curriculum

    Elementary | Secondary

    K-5 Math Curriculum Adoption - April 2021

    In the fall of 2019, a K-5 Math Adoption Committee, composed  of K-5  teachers, specialists, administrators, and community members was formed to evaluate our adopted K-5 math curriculum. The Committee determined that new K-5 math curriculum is necessary to support the highest level of student learning in Lake Washington School District. The committee has been using our formal adoption process to provide a recommendation to the Lake Washington School Board for new K-5 math curriculum to be implemented in fall 2021.

    Based on extensive analysis of multiple curricular materials, the Committee identified two high quality options that we are currently piloting. The two curriculum options are iReady Classroom and Illustrative Mathematics. We are seeking community member input on both curriculum options and welcome your feedback through this online Form. Community member input will be used to help guide the final recommendation for curriculum adoption. 

    We hosted an online Community Information Night for K-5 Math on April 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  At this meeting, we shared an overview of the adoption process, provided details and access for the two curricula being piloted, and offered an opportunity for community members to review and give input on the potential materials. 

    A recording of the meeting can be viewed below:

    Community information night recording | Community information night presentation | K-5 curriculum adoption FAQ

    Parents and community members can access the materials through the links below:    

    iReady Classroom Mathematics 
    Illustrative Mathematics 

    Physical copies of the curricula are on display in the lobby at the Lake Washington Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond).  Visitors need to follow LWSD attestation and safety procedures in order to review the physical materials. Access to the physical and digital materials and to the surveys will remain open until May 12, 2021

    We are excited about both options and are looking forward to getting information back from teachers, students, and parents about their experiences with the materials. Thank you for supporting this opportunity and for providing feedback on our potential new math curriculum materials.   

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Jen Rose, Director of Teaching and Learning. 


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    Dr. Jen Rose
    Director, Teaching and Learning


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