Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and instruction are the school’s core processes that affect teaching and student learning. In high performing schools, the staff comes together to discuss, challenge and ultimately make critical decisions about: what is taught, to whom, how students are grouped for instruction, how time and content are allocated, how teachers and education support professional work with each other and relate to students, and how student learning will be assessed. Changes in school processes or organizational structures that do no affect the core processes are unlikely to have an impact on student learning and performance. The indicators under this Key address the critical issues that have a direct impact on student learning and achievement including the breath, depth and coherence of the school’s curriculum and the nature and quality of the instruction provided to students.