Fountain Valley School District engages students in high-quality, research-based mathematics instruction across the elementary grade levels (TK-5). Excellent classroom instruction that leverages the California Common Core Standards for Mathematics, CGI Instructional Strategies, and Math Expressions curriculum provides the resources for a dynamic math program that helps to build a solid foundation of mathematics skills.
Cognitively-Guided Instruction (CGI)
Fountain Valley School District teachers are well-trained in the use of Cognitively-Guided Instruction practices to help students develop both conceptual and computational skills that enable them to achieve at the highest levels. CGI has become a signature instructional practice throughout our TK-5th Grade classrooms. Beginning in 2015, FVSD launched a training initiative that ensured every teacher received intensive training in Cognitively-guided Instructional strategies and became well-versed in instructional road maps.
During the 2018-19 school year, FVSD launched CGI Common Assessments that will be administered three times over the course of each school year. Data from the CGI Common Assessments will assist teachers in individualizing instruction to support students with specific strategies for solving complex, real-world math problems.
Links to Research related to Cognitively-Guided Instruction