Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • The Essex Westford School District supports student learning through high quality instruction, intervention and assessment and supports individual learning towards meeting required state standards in:

    • literacy
    • mathematical content and practices
    • scientific inquiry and content knowledge
    • global citizenship (including social studies and world languages)
    • physical education
    • health education
    • artistic expression (including visual, media and performing arts)
    • transferable skills

    The schools of the Essex Westford School District use multiple types of assessments to evaluate student learning including assessments, portfolios, projects, performances and exhibitions. These measures include formative assessments, which are designed to provide an opportunity for students to practice learning and which inform the teacher’s instruction, and summative assessments, which are  designed to evaluate the student’s mastery of specific learning goals.

    The Essex Westford School District Comprehensive Assessment Plan includes those state and local assessments that are required at each grade level. The Comprehensive Assessment Plan is continually changing over time to include changes in state and local assessment.

    For the most recent updates on curriculum and assessment please visit the EWSD website.