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The Hale County School System (HCS) implements curricula designed to promote the success of all students. Using both system-wide and school-wide programs, HCS addresses the various academic needs of the students in the district while also ensuring that students leave the system adequately prepared to thrive in a globally diverse society.

 

The various curricular programs in the system include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

College- and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS)  

Reading Street

Go Math

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

PACE

Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM)                                                      

Fastt Math

Accelerated Reader (A.R.)  

SkillsTutor

Study Island

Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide (ACCESS)

Compass Learning

Classworks

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION

 

HCS employs over 300 teachers, aides, curriculum specialists, and instructional coaches. These professionals are highly skilled and trained to deliver effectively the curricula to the students served in the system. The use of research-based instructional methods assures that learning goals are attained across the system. In particular, strategic teaching and differentiated instruction are used extensively. Both of these methods have been proven to garner significantly positive academic gains.

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT

 

HCS uses assessment to determine the efficacy of the curriculum and instruction of the system. Assessment reveals program strengths and weaknesses, and offers guidance and focus to the academic efforts of the schools. Assessment also serves as an accountability measure for each school and the system as a whole.

 

 

State Assessments:

ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS (for English Learners)

Alabama Alternate Standards Assessment (AAA)

 

The ACT Assessment Program

  • ACT Aspire 3rd-8th Grades and 10th Grade
  • The ACT Plus Writing 11th Grade Only
  • ACT Quality Core English 10 and Algebra I Only
  • ACT WorkKeys 12th Grade Only

 

 

District Assessments:

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Next

STAR Reading and Math Assessments and Universal Screeners

Reading Street Program Assessments

Go Math Program Assessments

Global Scholar Performance Series and Achievement Series

 

 

 

Aubrey Larkin

 

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 

alarkin@halek12.org

Office: 334-624-2294

Fax: 334-624-0475