Updated Priority Standards and Supporting Standards for ELA and Math 

The Office of Catholic Schools led committees of teachers in the identification of Priority Standards and Supporting Standards in English/Language Arts and Math. This update to our Curriculum Benchmarks/Standards is now posted on the curriculum page of the OCS Resource Portal; and can be accessed in the table below.  
 
Priority and supporting standards
Link to curriculum page on the OCS Resource Portal
 

English/Language Arts Benchmark Reports

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Mathematics Benchmark Reports

KindergartenDownload ExcelDownload PDF

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Standards and Learning Target Proficiency Scales

Over the last three years, the Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) has been diligently working with select teachers from Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools and the Marzano Consulting Group on the development of priority standards.

Key Definitions
A priority standard is a highlighted standard in the OCS’ Benchmark Reports. The Office of Catholic Schools’ Benchmark Reports provides the list of all Common Core standards that should be taught across all grades in English Language Arts and Math. Priority standards were identified by a committee of select teachers, the Director of School Improvement and Jan Hoegh from the Marzano Consulting Group. These key standards represent essential content, skills and understanding that will lead to mastery of all other standards. Benchmark Reports can be found on the OCS Resource Portal under the Curriculum tab.

A proficiency scale is a table used by teachers and students to determine a student's current level of progress toward meeting the standard. Proficiency scales indicate student achievement as it relates to a given standard and uses a rubric to indicate proficiency within a standard. Proficiency scales, the depth of knowledge associated with the mastery of each standard, and specific sub-skills can also be found on the OCS Resource Portal under the Curriculum tab directly below the Benchmark Reports.