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Essential Standards

Essential Standards are the specific skills and knowledge students are expected to master at each grade level and in each content area, and they form the basis of our Multi-Tiered System of Supports and our Guaranteed, Viable Curriculum. Students who need support will be provided opportunities for extra support and practice to reach mastery on Essential Standards, and those students who demonstrate mastery will be provided opportunities to extend and enrich their learning.

Essential Standards were identified by teachers from the Common Core State Standards and Michigan Content Expectations established by the Michigan Department of Education as the foundation of a comprehensive instructional program for Michigan students.

If you would like to review Essential Standards, please click on the link below to access the standards established by teachers at each building in Paw Paw Public Schools.

Essential Standards are reviewed, revised, and updated on a regular basis by teachers working in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). If you have any questions about specific standards for your student(s), please be in contact with your child's teacher(s) or the buidling principal.

Elementary Essential Standards

Essential Standards at Paw Paw Early Elementary are identified to help students begin to develop early literacy skills in all academic areas, with special focus on the requirements of the Michigan Department of Education Read by Grade 3 legislation.

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

5th Grade

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Middle Essential Standards 

Essential Standards at Paw Paw Middle School are identified to help students master the key academic skills and knowledge outcomes required for students to stay on track towards the goal of high school graduation and post-graduation opportunities.

Because middle school is such rich period of academic and personal development for students, the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is designed to be highly responsive to the needs of individual students at Paw Paw Middle School, ensuring that each student receives the support and challenge he or she needs to succeed.

English

Math

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Science

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Social Studies

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

High Essential Standards

Essential Standards at Paw Paw High School are identified to help students master the key academic skills and knowledge outcomes required for students graduate and earn a diploma and then move onto post-graduation goals, ready for Career, College, & Community success.

  • English

    • 9th Grade
    • 10th Grade
    • 11th Grade
    • 12th Grade

    Math

    • 9th Grade
    • 10th Grade
    • 11th Grade
    • 12th Grade

    Science

    • 9th Grade
    • 10th Grade
    • 11th Grade
    • 12th Grade

    Social Studies

    • 9th Grade
    • 10th Grade
    • 11th Grade
    • 12th Grade