Support parents, teachers, students, and administrators in a collaborative effort to enhance curriculum, instruction, and assessment so that all students graduate ready for college and careers.
Canyons School District Principles for Student Achievement
- All CSD students and educators are part of ONE proactive educational system.
- Evidence-based instruction and interventions are aligned with rigorous content standards.
- Data are used to guide instructional decisions, align curriculum horizontally and vertically, and allocate resources.
- CSD educators use instructionally relevant assessments that are reliable and valid, including screening/benchmarking, diagnostic, and progress monitoring.
- CSD educators make decisions based on student needs.
- Quality professional development supports effective instruction for ALL students.
- Leadership at all levels is vital.
The time that students are in school is valuable and limited. CSD is committed to implementing educational practices that are the most likely to result in student success by using the best evidence from educational research and ongoing data-based problem solving. CSD recognizes that we can always improve practices and that student outcome data must guide necessary adjustments. We strive to implement what works best for all students not simply what works for some students.
What is Evidence-based?
Evidence-based practices are those that demonstrate a strong, positive relationship between the practice and improved outcomes through multiple, high quality studies.
High quality studies:
Effect size is a research-based estimate of the effectiveness of an intervention. The larger the effect size, the more effective the intervention. An effect size above .40 is considered desirable for educational practice, while an effect size of 0 indicates no discernible effect. Effect sizes guide identification of the most effective interventions to put into practice.