The core curriculum for Holy Family Catholic School consists of Religion, Math, Reading, Phonics, Science, Language Arts (English, Spelling and Literature), and Social Studies. The curriculum also includes classes in Technology, Health, Music and Physical Education.
The curriculum follows the Diocesan Curriculum published by the Diocese of Green Bay. Teachers use a variety of resources to meet curriculum goals and objectives. Resources include, but are not limited to, textbooks, specific websites related to lesson objectives, and teacher-made materials.
Teachers use a variety of teaching or learning strategies to meet the needs of each student. Instructional practices are based upon knowledge of growth and development of the learner, curriculum expectations and assessment procedures to identify a learner’s learning style and/or abilities.
Holy Family Catholic School’s general philosophy regarding assessment is to provide multiple opportunities for teachers and students to demonstrate improved learning and accountability. The following are types of assessments used:
Standardized Testing: Grades K through 8 participate in MAP testing. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are state-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. MAP tests provide highly accurate results that can be used to identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned, diagnose instructional needs and monitor academic growth over time. The assessment adapts to the student's ability, accurately measuring what a child knows and needs to learn.
Performance Test: Performance tests are given to students based upon student "performances" such as writing an essay, conducting a science experiment, or doing oral presentations, which are formally evaluated by their teachers.
Exhibitions: Example of exhibitions includes student art projects, displays of work, science fairs, plays and science experiments.
Portfolio Based Assessment: A portfolio is a collection of student work kept by the teacher. Teachers and students work together to "reflect" upon the work contained in the portfolio.
Parent Conferences: One important reason for assessment is to inform parents of their child’s progress. Parent conferences are seen as two-way communication. Parents have an opportunity to evaluate student performance in cooperation with teachers.
PowerSchool Reports: The report card as well as the mid-quarter report provide parents with information related to their child’s performance.
Teacher/School Assessment Tools: These assessment tools are generated by the teacher to monitor or evaluate student performance. Such tools include chapter tests, teacher-made tests, quizzes, and unit projects.