Curriculum and Instruction
Like all other schools in Iowa, ADM utilizes the Iowa Core, a set of standards designed to identify a baseline for instruction in kindergarten through 12th grade. Use the following link to learn more about the Iowa Core.
Power standards are the “promises” that we make to our students about what they will learn. ADM Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) use collective inquiry to determine power standards for each content area in order to ensure students have access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum. To help focus this process, PLCs are asked to use the following four-part test when determining if a standard should be considered a “Power Standard”:
- Endurance: Are students expected to retain the knowledge and skill beyond the unit and the course?
- Leverage: Will the student be able to apply the standard in more than one subject area?
- Next Level: Has this standard been identified as an essential prerequisite skill in the next course or grade level?
- Success on High-Stakes Exams: Is this a concept or skill that students are likely to encounter on state exams, college entrance exams, etc.?
|Business||Library Media (Under Revision)|
|Computer Science (Under Revision)||Music|
|English Language Arts||Physical Education|
|Family Consumer Science||Social Studies (K-5 Under Revision)|
|Industrial Technology||World Languages|
Special Education Service Delivery Plan
Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) System
Improving student learning requires improving the instruction they receive each day. There is no better way to do this than to empower our best teachers to lead the effort.
TLC Job Descriptions
- Model Teacher
- Mentor Teacher
- Special Ed Coach
- Literacy Math & Science Coach
- PLC Leader
- Career Teacher
- Career Teacher (new to the district)
- Resident Teacher Year 1
- Resident Teacher Year 2