saline area schools Curriculum
Teaching and Learning Department
The Saline Area Schools sets extremely high standards and expectations for all students. The District has adopted a District Strategic Framework that helps guide the development of our students into the 21st century and beyond.
Further, SAS has developed the Saline Area Schools Compass / Learner Profile. This serves to outline the important skills we expect our students to demonstrate by the time they graduate from Saline High School or Saline Alternative High School.
Saline Area Schools has established the highest standards for all of our students. Teachers are expected to implement curriculum standards that have been adopted and established by the Michigan Department of Education.
- Common Core State Standards (officially adopted by SAS as of the 2014/15 school year)
- Michigan K-12 Science Standards (officially adopted by Michigan and SAS as of December 2015)
- Social Studies Grade K-12 Standards
(General overview of the content covered in grade levels/departments in a "parent-friendly" manner )
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) -
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) -
Sex Education Curriculum Overview
General Assessment Documents
Saline Area Schools Assessment Results (MEAP, MME, ACT, NWEA, AP for the last 5 years)
District Assessment Calendar
Comprehensive Literacy Assessments
Saline Area Schools uses a DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) screener for all of our students in grades K-3. The purpose of this is to determine if a student demonstrates any at-risk characteristics in reading. This data is used in conjunction with Fountas & Pinnell local reading scores that are determined at various benchmark periods throughout the year to help pinpoint reading skills that need to be addressed for individual students. This comprehensive literacy approach helps our teaching staff address needs early in a child's education career.
Teaching Highly Qualified Status
SAS has procedures in place to maintain a highly qualified teaching staff. Annually, teachers are required to document their highly qualified status with the District to maintain the highest quality classroom teachers. Teachers fill out the following form:
SAS Highly Qualified Form
This form is verified with the SAS Human Resources Department. Any teacher who has a certification expiring in the near future is notified. Teachers understand that updated certification is essential for employment in the District.
Further, the District follows procedures to ensure that paraeducators in our Title I Buildings are in compliance with Section 1119 of No Child Left Behind.
Saline Area Schools has developed a comprehensive professional development plan to help our teaching and administrative staff continue to improve their skills.
SAS Professional Development Plan
Teacher / Administrator Evaluation
Per MCL 380.1249, Saline Area Schools complies with the posting of specific information about the evaluation tool used for its performance evaluation system. SAS uses the Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson to evaluate our teaching staff. Learn more about the Framework for Teaching. Further, SAS uses the Reeves Performance Matrix Administrator Evaluation Tool for our administrative staff.