The mission of Deer Valley Unified School District’s Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Department is to provide support to instructional staff that will result in increased proficiency in core subjects and technical subjects to encompass 21st Century skills fostered through leadership and coordinated partnership.


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English Language Arts

  • Kids Reading  
    English language arts includes reading, writing, listening, speaking and language. Deer Valley Unified School District implemented the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, which ask students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge. Students are challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career and life.

    Jennifer Louis
    K-5 ELA Literacy Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Specialist 
     Elizabeth Harris
    Elizabeth Harris
    ELA Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Specialist (6-12)