Curriculum & Instruction

Española Public Schools is committed to providing high quality instructional, curricular and assessment programs for Española’s students.  EPS curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  The Common Core Standards were forged as a promise for consistent, shared and rigorous education standards for all students.

Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

Compared  to previous state language arts standards that were quite wordy, the Common Core focuses more succinctly on what is most essential but not on all that can be taught. The standards establish guidelines for English Language Arts (ELA) as well as for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, the standards promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

The College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards form the backbone of the ELA/literacy standards by articulating core knowledge and skills, while grade-specific standards provide additional specificity. Beginning in grade 6, the literacy standards allow teachers of ELA, history/social studies, science, and technical subjects to use their content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in their respective fields.

Mathematics

The math Standards are broken down into two separate practices; those dedicated to creating students that are avid and participatory practitioners of math, and then those content standards used to guide the teacher in developing student fluency in procedural and content understanding. Where these two different styles of standards intersect is in the goal to improve the overall achievement in math instruction.

Deputy Superintendent
Leslie Kilmer

Leslie.Kilmer@k12espanola.org
505-367-3312
Fax:  505-747-3514

Assessment & 21st Century Program
Holly Martinez

Holly.Martinez@k12espanola.org
505-901-2791

Special Projects Facilitator
Denise Johnston

denise.johnston@k12espanola.org
505-367-3325

Physical Address:
405 Hunter Street
Española, New Mexico 87532
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