Quemado Independent School District #2 has established a partnership with Beyond Textbooks. Through this partnership, our schools are provided with clearly defined learning standards, teacher-created resources, defined units of instruction with formative assessments, and ongoing professional development.
Beyond Textbooks is the online resource created by Vail Unified School District in Arizona. Now used by school districts across the country, it is comprised of over 8,000 teachers assisting over 140,000 students. The goal of Beyond Textbooks is to collaborate with schools to improve student achievement through the implementation of the Vail School District’s teaching and learning frameworks.
Beyond Textbooks uses a philosophy of teaching and learning that exceeds textbooks and state standards to build upon the support teachers who facilitate learning by improving student growth and achievement. Beyond Textbooks approach begins with a “shoulder to shoulder” rather than “top down” curriculum development process.
What is BT?
Intervention and Enrichment
We believe all students can learn. In order to make this happen, students must be provided the necessary support to ensure a high level of achievement.
Every student has individual needs that may necessitate different levels of support to meet high learning expectations and demonstrate growth. Some students require additional instruction to ensure growth while others need a more challenging learning experience to meet their specific academic needs. QISD #2 has taken the necessary steps to more clearly define our instructional processes with multiple levels of support designed to meet the varied needs of our students. Our instructional process may vary from elementary up to high school but both models are designed to ensure student success.
Students are identified as needing targeted instruction based on data. This is a proactive rather than a reactive approach to intervention as academic progress is reviewed at regular intervals and those showing deficits or significant strengths are identified. Progress is monitored frequently and the intensity of the interventions is adjusted based on the results of progress monitoring assessments.