Academic Programs

Education fads come and go; but BCP focuses on identifying and implementing proven strategies. We have stayed true to our principles and held onto the programs that work. Over the past two decades, we have identified or created a variety of effective educational programs—put them into practice and refined them.

DIRECT INSTRUCTION

Direct Instruction is a research-based comprehensive school reform model that consists of carefully scripted lessons, backed by texts and workbooks. It is supported by over 40 years of research and has been consistently rated as one of the most effective comprehensive school reform models..When implemented properly, students attain reading, writing, and math skills beyond their current grade level in a relatively short amount of time. BCP brought Direct Instruction to Baltimore City Schools in 1996.

For more information visit theNational Institute for Direction Instruction at http://www.nifdi.org

 

CORE KNOWLEDGE CURRICULUM

BCP piloted the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum in 2014 in order to build student background knowledge and vocabulary. The curriculum includes authentic fiction and nonfiction texts that teachers read aloud. These texts are grouped in knowledge domains that create interactive opportunities to question, discuss and share ideas centered on text. This curriculum ensures students are well prepared when they transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

We believe in honest, rigorous assessment. The Direct Instruction reading and language arts programs assess students every five to 10 lessons to make sure they are on track. BCP leadership and school-based academic coaches meet weekly to pour over student data to determine where additional support may be needed and to identify opportunities for acceleration. The Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress is administered at least twice a year to measure and analyze student growth.

 

NWEA MAP TESTING

Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are state-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. BCP began using MAP to measure student growth at each BCP schools in 2007. For more information visitNorthwest Evaluation Association at:http://www.nwea.org/.

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CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

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WOLFE STREET ACADEMY

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