SAU 16 Curriculum Standards
The following Curriculum Standards are provided in .pdf format. The free, Adobe® Reader® software is required to view and print. Some of the standards are broken into several sections to make it easier to access online.
- The SAU 16 Science Curriculum Committee has been reviewing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and aligning local curriculum to the National and New Hampshire Science Expectations. In May on 2014 the New State Board of Education approved the New Nationally Aligned Science Competency Statements. The committee will be using these statements as a guide to our continued curriculum work at each grade level. Below are the links to the NGSS and the recently adopted NH Science Competencies Statements.
innovations/hs_redesign/ documents/ccrs-competencies- science.pdf
- The SAU 16 Math Curriculum Committee has been reviewing and aligning local curriculum to the New Hampshire College and Career Ready State Standards, (CCRSS). The committee will be using the New Hampshire Common Core State Standards-Aligned Mathematics Competencies to guide to our continued curriculum work at each grade level. Below are the links to the NHCCRSS and the NH Competencies.
English Language Arts
- The SAU 16 Reading and Writing Curriculum Committees has been reviewing and aligning local curriculum to the New Hampshire College and Career Ready State Standards, (CCRSS). The committee will be using the New Hampshire Common Core State Standards-Aligned English Language Arts and Literacy Competencies to guide to our continued curriculum work at each grade level. Below are the links to the NHCCRSS and the NH Competencies.
SAU 16 School Counseling Curriculum
Association (ASCA) not only supports this idea, it has made it the Association’s mission.
- SAU16 K-5 School Counseling Curriculum
- SAU16 CMS School Counseling Curriculum
- SAU16 EHS School Counseling Curriculum
- ASCA National Standards for Students
- Weblink to the American School Counselor Association
Library Media Information
The SAU 16 Library Media Services Committee has adopted the American Association of School Librarians, (AASL), National Standards. Below is the link to these standards which will be guiding the curriculum alignment of the K-12 SAU16 Library Media Curriculum.
- American Association of School Librarians
- K-12 Library Media Curriculum Standards
- The SAU 16 Music Curriculum Committee has adopted the National Core Music Standards.. Below is the link to these standards which will be guiding the curriculum alignment of the K-12 SAU 16 Music Curriculum.
- K-5 General Music Curriculum
- The SAU 16 Art Curriculum Committee has adopted the National Core Arts Standards. These adopted standards were released by the New Hampshire Department of Education on October 22, 2014. Below is the link to these standards which will be guiding the curriculum alignment of the K-12 SAU 16 Art Curriculum.
K-12 Social Studies Core Standards
for College, Career, and Civic Life Readiness*
Dimension 1 Developing questions and planning inquiries
With the entire scope of human experience as its backdrop, the content of social studies consists of a rich array of facts, concepts, and generalizations. The way to tie all of this content together is through the use of compelling and supporting questions.
Dimension 2 Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools
The four core disciplineswithin social studies provide the intellectual context for studying how humans have interacted with each other and with the environment over time.
Civic and Political Institutions
Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles
Process, Rules, and Laws
Economic Decision Making
Exchange and Markets
The National Economy
The Global Economy
Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World
Human Environment Interaction: Place, Regions, and Culture
Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements
Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns
Change, Continuity, and Context
Historical Sources and Evidence
Causation and Argumentation
Dimension 3 Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
Students will use various technologies and skills to find information and to express their responses to compelling and supporting questions through well-reasoned explanations and evidence-based arguments.
Dimension 4 Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed ActionHaving worked independently and collaboratively through the development of questions, the application of disciplinary knowledge and concepts, and the gathering of sources and use of evidence and information, students formalize their arguments and explanations. Students represent their ideas in a variety of forms and communicate their conclusion to range of audiences.
- The SAU 16 World Languages Committee is using the National World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages as a guide for the local curriculum work. Below is the link to these standards which will be guiding the cur alignment of the SAU16 World Languages Curriculum.
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Family and Consumer Science
- High School (note - EHS curriculum documents are currently under review and will be posted by topic/grade as each group completes their updates.)