NTSD has written Know, Understand, and Do (KUD) Organizers and Student Learning Maps (SLM). We refer to these as our Power Curriculum.  The curriculum writing process that was used is as follows:

Prioritize the standards as essential, important, or compact for the grade level or course

Write KUD’s based on this.  It is also helpful to think of topics or units that course can be broken into.

Write SLM’s from the KUD’s

Review the KUD’s and SLM’s making editions and revisions

Actualize the curriculum and “publish” it via the Toolbox for everyone to use.

Once complete KUD’s and SLM’s are completed for the year and we will revise them in curriculum revision meetings.


Northern Tioga School District uses a 2 year cycle for data/instructional analysis, curriculum review, and program purchase. The graphic below depicts the two year cycle.


2 Year Cycle by Subject Area

2 Year Cycle Subject Area
2021-2022 and 2022-2023 K-5 Math
2022-2023 and 2023-2024 K-8 ELA
2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Science
2024-2025 and 2025-2026 9-12 ELA
2025-2026 and 2026-2027 Art/Music/World Languages
2026-2027 and 2027-2028 Ag/Tech Ed/FCS/Business/ESL/PE-Health/Driver Ed/Self-contained special education
2027-2028 and 2028-2029 History
2028-2029 and 2029-2030 6-12 Math

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Teachers can access the toolbox by clicking on the following link

Standard Aligned Systems may be accessed at