Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment



    The Ballston Spa Central School District will provide an excellent education that maximizes the potential of each student.  In partnership with the family and community, our students will become responsible and well-rounded adults.

    To ensure that all students are able to develop their knowledge and skills and accomplish the work required to attain a meaningful diploma which allows them to access as many post-secondary pathways as possible.

    Curriculum – by creating, adapting, and/or adopting a K-12 cohesive curriculum which develops/enhances students’ grade-level abilities in literacy (reading across content areas and genre types; writing to communicate to a variety of audiences on a variety of topics); oracy (speaking and listening to a variety of audiences and in a variety of contexts); numeracy (in line with the standards of mathematical practices); and, as a result, students’ thinking abilities as applied to a variety of complex problems;

    Instruction – by developing/enhancing teachers’ instructional abilities through an understanding of how students learn, research-informed instructional techniques and frameworks, including the Response to Intervention (RtI)/Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model, and effective feedback models from peers and supervisors;

    Assessments – by developing and enhancing clear understandings of the purpose and design of effective assessments and how they can be utilized to improve teaching and learning.

    Kathleen Skellie
    Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

    70 Malta Avenue, Ballston Spa  NY 12020
    Phone:  518-884-7195 Ext 1374

    Diane Irwin
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Coordinator

    Phone:  518-884-7195 Ext 2317

    Jolene Hansen
    K-5 Literacy Coach

    Cailin Rabideau
    K-5 Math Coach

    Christina Bisceglia
    Instructional Technology Instructional Teacher Leader,
    Middle School

    Stephanie Murray
    Instructional Technology Coach,
    High School

    Mark Rabideau
    Instructional Technology Coach, Elementary



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