At Mountain Shadows we teach the Common Core standards.  Please access the Az. State Common Core planning guide for parents for more information.
    We also utilize PDSA's as a tool to improve our instruction.  PDSA is a model for continuous improvement of quality used to carry out change.  Itis a 4-step cycle or wheel that can be repeated multiple times for continuous improvement.  This process is based on the work of statisticians Walter A.Shewhart and W. Edwards Deming.   The cycle is also known as PDCA:Plan, Do, Check, Act.
    • Plan – describe, assess, and analyze the current system
    • Do – action step based on root cause –try out the change
    • Study- examine the results of the action
    • Act – take action on the change/standardize or go back through the cycle with a revised plan