• CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT
    Tulpehocken Area School District strives to provide curriculum aligned with rigorous standards, differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students, and quality assessments that will prepare students for graduation and post-secondary college and career opportunities.
     
    CURRICULUM
    Curriculum at Tulpehocken is constantly undergoing review, improvement, alignment, and revision.  Alignment to PA Core and Academic Standards is a priority in addition to providing a well-rounded education for all students.
     
    Parents/Guardians have the right to review instructional materials and have access to information about the curriculum, including academic standards to be achieved, instructional materials and assessment techniques according to Policy 105.1.
     
     
    INSTRUCTION
    Tulpehocken Area School District believes in differentiating instruction to allow each student to reach his or her full potential.
     
    Research-based best practices are used in a variety of ways to provide instructional activities and experiences for all students K-12.  All teachers utilize strategies that are integrated in the Learning Focused Schools. For more information on LFS, visit their website.
     
     
    ASSESSMENT
    Assessment in the Tulpehocken Area School District takes on many forms.  The District uses a combination of formative, summative, benchmark, and diagnostic assessments to make decisions regarding student achievement, progress, and mastery.
     
    Examples of assessments that are used include:
    • Developmental Reading Assessment
    • DIBELS
    • PSSA
    • Keystone Exams
    • Classroom Diagnostic Tools
    • PSAT, SAT, and ACT
    • Classroom-based assessments