Scope & Sequence
Educational researchers agree that a “guaranteed and viable curriculum” is closely associated with strong student achievement. In WCS, all schools share a scope and sequence for each grade level and course. Simply put, the scope describes what students will learn—the content and skills to be taught in the classroom. The sequence describes the order in which skills and content should be taught, ensuring that students are able to build continually on prior knowledge and build deep understanding. The WCS Scope and Sequence includes Tennessee’s academic standards, student-friendly “I can” statements that describe competencies, and resources available to teachers, students, and parents.