Students of USD 458 receive a standards-based education provided by the State of Kansas known as the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (also known as Common Core). A standard indicates a knowledge or skill that is expected to be obtained by every student at each grade level. The teachers of USD 458 use these standards to create a curriculum guide for each subject taught. They add to the curriculum guide available resources, parent information, and tools such as checklists and a scope and sequence. While curriculums are revised as changes in standards take place, classroom textbooks and other resources are on a seven year cycle. Click here to view the USD 458 Resource Adoption Cycle.
There is a continuous effort to offer the students of Basehor-Linwood a quality education. The importance that teachers, administrators and board members have placed on curriculum is evidence of this effort.
USD 458 uses a variety of assessments in order to monitor student progress and guide teacher instruction. Our nationally normed test is titled Measures of Academic Progress or MAP. This test is administered to students in grades two through ten in reading, math, and language usage. This assessment monitors an individual student's growth throughout their years in school.
Kansas State Assessments are another example of measures used in the district. Kansas Assessments, along with attendance and graduation rates, determine a district's accreditation status. If a school performs at a given level in math and reading then Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is met. Individual scores help teachers determine areas of strength and weakness for each student. Both the Kansas Assessment and the MAP help guide teachers so that they are better informed in meeting the individual educational needs of their students.
2011-2012 AYP Reports
2012 Standard of Excellence Report