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Rock Island, Illinois Tutoring Programs

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Rock Island District and Curriculum

Rock Island schools follow the Illinois Common Core curriculum for Math and Language Arts. In Science, the curriculum follows the Next Generation Science Standards which is a rigorous curriculum similar to the Common Core and intended to prepare students for college and career. Other subjects follow a similar framework that lays out the major topics and key learning objectives within the subject. One goal of this curriculum design is that students use prior knowledge to gain knowledge and insight, which increases the opportunities to use critical thinking skills like reflection and analysis.

We currently cover the following Rock Island-area school district: Rock Island/Milan School District #41.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Rock Island District Curriculum

Beginning at the primary level, students learn about ideas by researching the world around them and progress to more complex science and engineering concepts in high school. In Language Arts, students read nonfiction and complex texts and write analytic essays in order to develop students’ abilities to research and evaluate information, build arguments, and use evidence to support their assertions. Students may read fiction and write creatively, but the emphasis is on nonfiction comprehension to teach students how to be critical readers.

In Mathematics, the curriculum supplies key topics which are explored at depth within the school year. At the elementary level, the curriculum emphasizes concepts like numeracy, patterning and shapes so that students master the foundations of mathematics and can move onto more advanced topics in middle and high school. The aim of this curriculum is to give students opportunities to apply Math, Science, and Language Arts curricula to the real-world.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Rock Island Educational News

  • Music News - The Rock Island High School Symphonic Band has been selected as the 2013 All-State Honor Band by the Illinois Music Educators Association. This honor is reserved for the top performing bands in the state of Illinois.
  • Performing Arts - The Theatre and Music Team will be presenting “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and a series of other theatrical options at the Rock Island High School Auditorium. The production, perfect for the whole family, is based on the comic strip by Charles Schultz.
  • Focus on Guidance - The Rock Island Guidance department offers many resources for students ranging from arranging testing to finding the perfect enrichment program for a student. Counselors are available during school hours and information for families is available on the school’s website.

Rock Island 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: Test-Optional Admissions: Silver Bullet or…?

Test-Optional Colleges are colleges that don’t require SAT or ACT tests for admissions. The idea is that standardized tests are supposed to measure how successful a student will be in college, and a lot of research has shown that this isn’t always the case. Students often look at these colleges as silver bullets, but are they really easier to get into? There are different types of test-optional admissions processes. In one form, the college requires a graded, written exam from the applicant. The reason for this is that research has shown that the essay portion of standardized tests DO indicate how successful a student will be in college. Some schools will only accept test optional applications from students with high GPAs. Most require something in lieu of the test, such as an additional essay, an interview, or even some sort of multimedia project like a short video. The reality is that the standards for admissions to these colleges aren’t any easier, if anything, they’re sometimes harder when an applicant applies test-optional. But this is a good option for strong students who genuinely don’t test well.