Learning & Teaching

Fifth grade students conduct research on ChromebooksThe Monroe School District's Learning and Teaching Department support schools by providing effective, research-based classroom instructional materials, professional development and the coordination of state and district assessment/testing. Our goal is focused on achieving the Monroe School District’s commitment to Powerful Instruction, Equitable Access, and High Expectations for all students we serve.

Our team of professionals provide the following services:

      • Oversight for the selection, implementation, and ongoing support of instructional materials aligned with Washington State Learning Standards
      • Coordinate State and District level assessments in order to support teachers’ instructional decisions to improve overall student learning
      • Serve as a resource for schools’ alignment to current research and best practices as well as implementation of district curriculum programs
      • Coordinate and partner with schools around professional development
      • Uphold all local, state, and federal educational requirements specific to funding, including LAP, Title and local levy allocations

    These services are provided via a "Theory of Action" for support.

Center for Educational Leadership

Curriculum Adoption

Instructional materials selected will include, but are not limited to, those which:

Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied instructional needs, abilities, interests, and maturity levels of the students served;

Stimulate student growth in conceptual thinking, factual knowledge, physical fitness and literary and ethical standards;

Provide sufficient variety so as to present opposing views of controversial issues in order that students may develop the skills of critical analysis and informed decision making;

Contribute to the development of an understanding of the ethnic, cultural, and occupational diversity of American life;

Present objectively the concerns of and build upon the contributions, current and historical, of both sexes, and members of religious, ethnic and cultural groups. The district recognizes that under certain conditions biased materials may represent appropriate resources in presenting contrasting and differing points of view; or

Provide models which may be used as a vehicle for the development of self-respect, ethnic pride and appreciation of cultural differences, based on respect for the worth, dignity, and personal values of every individual.

Eliminate in all textbooks and instructional materials including reference materials and audio-visual materials, bias pertaining to sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.

State Assessment

Monroe School District is committed to preparing and assessing the student of Monroe as outlined by the State of Washington and OSPI.

Specific assessments required by the State of Washington and OSPI:

For additional State Assessment and graduation requirement information, please click here.

Digital Learning

We live in a global and digital world -- a world changed by technology and new ideas about how we communicate with one another. In the Monroe School District (MSD), we realize that students must develop the research, information fluency, and technology skills that will allow them to be successful in this digital world, as well as the skills necessary to live safely and ethically.

Because of this, MSD provides computer access privileges, as well as access to the Internet, email, digital communication and collaboration tools, online learning spaces, and electronic educational resources. These resources, tools, and equipment are essential to teaching and learning. The stipulations for responsible use of these tools and digital citizenship are outlined in School Board Policy and Procedure 4780.