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Plainfield District and Curriculum
The curriculum followed has a clear set of expectations for what students should know at the end of each grade level and requires that all students meet similarly high standards. The focus is on skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world, and because the Common Core is comprised of learning objectives consisting of the skills, concepts, and critical thinking processes students need in their future, the hope is that students will be well equipped to compete in a global economy.
We currently cover the following Plainfield-area school district: Plainfield Community Consolidated School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Plainfield District Curriculum
In Mathematics, the curriculum emphasizes a focus on key concepts in depth, so that students delve deeply into select important, fundamental concepts, rather than broadly covering many. Beginning at the elementary level, the curriculum covers basic concepts such as numeric operations, shape recognition, algebraic patterning, and probability, so that students master the foundations of mathematics before moving onto more advanced topics in middle and high school.
In English Language Arts, the curriculum places emphasis on reading nonfiction and complex texts, as opposed to novels and poetry, and writing analytic essays as opposed to creative writing. Students develop their abilities to gather information from reading, build arguments based on that information, and use evidence to back their claims while also expanding their vocabularies. By emphasizing these elements, students become critical readers and strong writers.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Plainfield Educational News
- Volunteer Opportunities - The Plainfield High School Central Campus National Honor Society and Fellowship for Christian Athletes sponsored a bone marrow registry drive at Homecoming. People from 18-44 years of age who met health guidelines could register.
- Educational Efficiency Award - CAPE honored outstanding faculty, staff, and parents from the district for their dedication to students, their schools, and community. CAPE is District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parent groups for Educational Efficiency.
- Community Leaders Honored - The District 202 honored two outstanding community leaders at their Awards of Excellence ceremony. These individuals have been serving the local school community by initiating a range of events and opportunities that draw attention to the needs of the students.
Plainfield Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: SAT vs. ACT
The SAT and ACT are standardized tests which are used to determine how prepared a student is for college-level work. The SAT is the older test, mostly used on the east coast; the ACT was developed to counteract certain regional biases back in the 50’s and is mostly used by southern and Midwestern schools, but colleges will take either. There are several differences between the two, some subtle and some more profound. The ACT includes a science section, for example, and the math tends to be a little more challenging for students. The SAT begins with an essay, whereas the ACT ends with it. Actually, the essay on the ACT is optional, but colleges want the version with the essay, so there’s no real reason not to do the essay. In terms of the approach, the ACT is an achievement test which measures what students have learned, whereas the SAT is more of an aptitude test, though it should be noted that students with different learning styles traditionally fare better on the ACT. Finally, the SAT counts off for wrong answers, whereas the ACT does not.