Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Welcome Message

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is committed to high educational standards for all our students.

Our curriculum is closely aligned to state standards, which were built upon the Common Core State Standards. These standards provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in the core content areas at each grade level.

Celebrating our humanity is also extremely important to us. Curriculum programs in the areas of music, visual arts, physical education and health, help to create well-rounded students and are aligned to state and/or national standards in each field.

All of these standards are designed to collectively promote high expectations, so our students will be some of the most prepared in the world upon graduation.

Graduate of the Month

Name: Dr. Emily Carell

SHRHS Class of 2004

Undergrad: Assumption College Class of 2008

Degree: BA in Biology

Grad school: The New England College of Optometry Class of 2011

Degree: Doctorate of Optometry

Positions Held After College: LensCrafters and Veterans Administration (VA) Hopspital

Current Position: VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury; Attending Optometrist, Co-Director of Residency

Responsibilities: Providing eye care to the Veteran population including inpatient and outpatient care. Providing clinical education to optometric students and ocular disease residents through patient care. Maintaining accreditation standards and evaluations.

What do you attribute your success to? Success is absolutely due to your level of hard work and dedication; in my profession, dedication to my students, residents and primarily patients. Having foresight to set goals for your future provides yourself guidance and a way to monitor your progress. Anything from a checklist for the day to a five year plan is helpful to ensure and measure accomplishment.

Advice to students: You will make mistakes, you will let yourself down, you will be wrong. Failure is not the opposite of success, it is a part of your success. The ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move forward is what makes you a better, more successfully person. I typically make a mistake three times before learning, so give yourself a break. There will be many challenges are you move forward either in regards to school, family, friends etc. It’s most important to keep in mind that you are striving to be the best that you can be and attain the goals you have set for yourself. Be supportive of classmates and friends, no one gains success independently. With hard work and perseverance coupled with a support system, the possibilities are endless!

Curriculum

Assessment

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is committed to high educational standards for all our students.

The District utilizes a comprehensive system of assessments to monitor student progress. Based on results, instruction can be differentiated to meet the needs of each student, and improvements can be made in instruction across grades and departments.

PD Opportunities

Dudley-Charlton Regional School District's vision for adult learning is one that is collaborative, continuous, embedded in daily practice and focused on student achievement. The model that we pursue builds on and strengthens the successes already evident in the district. We strive to foster a culture that supports adult learning by providing a framework that affords every educator an opportunity to enrich his/her practice.

While the ultimate goal of professional development is improved student learning, it is important to acknowledge the additional benefits of a comprehensive plan:
  • improving job satisfaction
  • improving our ability to recruit and retain new educators
  • increasing our knowledge of innovative practices
  • meeting the requirements for re-licensure
The scope of professional development (PD) will not be limited to attending a workshop or participating in a seminar with a visiting expert. PD will consistently be an ongoing process that involves sustainable improvement in student learning. This requires evaluation of student performance and teacher self-assessment, identifying possible courses of action, testing new approaches, assessing results and then beginning the process anew.

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Dr. Barbara A. Marderosian,
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Assessment
508-943-6888 x.152