Ekstrand Elementary Curriculum

Kindergarten students working on a project

K-12 Content Standards

Teams of teachers in every grade level/content area work together to identify essential standards for their grade level/content area. Essential standards must meet the following criteria:

  1. Endurance: Knowledge and skills of value beyond a single test date. Will the standard be employed exactly as it is in life beyond the school walls? Does it represent how things are really done?

  2. Leverage: Knowledge and skills of value in multiple disciplines. Is the standard transferable and even necessary for learners to access skills and content in other areas or fields?

  3. Readiness: Knowledge and skills necessary for success in the next grade level, the next instruction level, or the state test. Is the standard a building block that other standards are contingent on?

The identified standards are subject to change from year to year based on student need. The identified content standards are identified on report cards in K-6 and in the Infinite Campus grade book for 7-12.

K-6 Grading Standards

Standards-Based Learning refers to a system of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting based on students demonstrating understanding of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn.




The student has demonstrated in-depth understanding of the learning goal beyond what was taught.



The student has met the learning goal



The student has demonstrated the foundational skills and knowledge for the learning goal (almost there)



The student has some​ understanding of the learning goal


Special Education Delivery Plan

At Central DeWitt we strive to provide the best learning experience for students of all abilities. Our special education teams work hard to ensure that each student has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies to help them reach their full potential.

English Language Learners (ELL)

The Central DeWitt Community School District’s Lau Plan serves as guidance for addressing the linguistic needs of English Language Leaners (ELLs) and to make sure students can participate successfully in academic and social situations. We are proud to fully support English Language Learners and their families both academically and culturally.

Extended Learning Plan including Talented and Gifted (ELP)

The Central DeWitt Community School District provides for students with outstanding talents and abilities through the Extended Learning Program.

Teacher Leadership