CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The Curriculum and Professional Learning Department works collaboratively with principals, teachers, and school/community stakeholders to create, implement, evaluate, and revise instructional programs. If you have questions regarding the curriculum provided by the Franklin Special School District to support the Tennessee Department of Education’s Academic Standards, please contact:
The FSSD follows the Tennessee Academic Standards for all courses in all schools. Tennessee’s curriculum standards were revised in 2008 and are considered among the most rigorous in the nation. At a minimum, the standards must be reviewed every six years in accordance with State Board policy 3.209. The four content areas (math, English language arts, social studies, and science) have recently moved through the revision process. For more information regarding standards revision please visit Tennessee Department of Education Standards Review online.
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The FSSD uses a Standards Based Grading System for grades K-4 and a letter-based system for grades 5-8.
Textbook Adoption Information
The State Textbook Commission is responsible for recommending an official list of textbooks to the Tennessee State Board of Education (SBOE) for approval. Once the SBOE has approved a list of textbooks, it is the responsibility of local boards of education to decide which textbooks to use in their districts.
For More Information, visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s website for Textbook Adoption Cycle and Textbook Services.
A Word on Textbooks and Other Resources
Students in our district are provided with all of the resources they need to support this type of instructional environment. Parents are urged to contact teachers to learn more about the specific resources used in their child’s classroom and how they can help reinforce material learned in class at home.
The FSSD Accelerated Learning program is part of the Special Populations Department.
The Franklin Special School District recognizes the unique needs of both accelerated learners and students who meet the Tennessee state eligibility standards for intellectually gifted. Delivery of instruction is based on individual student need. FSSD has an Accelerated Learning Specialist (ALS) in each school. These specialists work with students and/or consult with teachers to differentiate instruction for advanced learners.
Evaluation for the Intellectually Gifted:
The FSSD strives to maximize the potential of students who demonstrate outstanding intellectual achievement, performance, and ability by emphasizing in-depth analytical thinking and creative problem-solving. Students are empowered to acquire the academic skills necessary for success in advanced placement courses.
- HONORS PROGRAM GUIDELINES
- 2016-2017 Honors Program Qualifying Scores
- Reconsideration Request Form: This form is to be completed by a parent who makes a request for his/her child to be placed in the Honors Program, World Language, and/or 8th grade Algebra I when the child has not met qualifying criteria.
- 2016-2017 EXPLORE Registration for 4th Graders
- 2016-2017 EXPLORE Registration for 5th-7th Graders
- Honors Program Flow Charts: A visual representation of the various ways students may test into the FSSD Honors Program
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The Franklin Special School District uses the Tennessee Department of Education’s Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) Model to provide academic and behavior support in the general education classroom with the goal of early intervention and prevention before a gap in achievement becomes too great. RTI2 is a school-wide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement. It is a tiered approach to service delivery that provides a systematic and data-based framework through implementation of research-based instructional practices correlated to the individual learner’s needs.
We believe that a consistent, informed intervention program for all students will result in more achievement opportunities. FSSD fully implements a unified RTI2 approach in all grade levels. RTI2 interventions are provided in all schools in both mathematics and reading.
Literacy and RtI