Bastian Elementary opened in August 2017 in the rapidly growing city of Herriman. Bastian is focused on making a difference every day by giving students the instruction and tools they need to achieve high levels of learning.
Language Arts – Bastian provides skills based literacy groups based on student’s needs. This instructional approach allows all readers to progress at their own pace and proficiency. We also provide literacy pull-out opportunities for small groups, tier II instruction, one-on-one skill-based intervention as well as enrichment opportunities. We use Lexia as a computer based reading intervention, where students can progress at their own rate and ability. Grades 5 and 6 use Reading Plus for students who have completed the Lexia program.
Science – We follow the Utah State Standards in science instruction and use FOSS Science materials which integrates literacy, problem solving and science curriculum.
Technology – Our campus is 1:1 in technology. We have iPads for kindergarten and first-grade and Chromebooks for grades 2-6. Our teachers have been trained in Blended Learning and we implement instruction with support from Canvas, Google Classroom, NearPod, and many other online resources to keep kids engaged in their learning with a focus on communicating with their teachers and peers through technology.
Arts – Bastian is proud to be a Beverley Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program school. We have a BTSALP teacher who provides music instruction to all of our students. Also, students rotate to an art room to learn art techniques, concepts and create artwork.
Math – Bastian is using Illustrative Math in grade 6. Kindergarten through fifth grade uses Math Expressions. Teachers incorporate hands-on activities to solidify concepts taught in the classroom.
RISE is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3 (science in grade 4) in English language arts (ELA), math and science. RISE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.
RISE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The RISE assessment, together with the state’s suite of assessments in grades K-12, provide information to assist in determining students’ progress towards being prepared for college and careers upon completion of secondary school. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 school year.
School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah. The 2017-18 school year marks the first report card under this new accountability system. Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%. High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness. For the 2017-18 school year, achievement and growth scores are calculated from the statewide end-of-year SAGE assessment. In future years, achievement and growth was calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10. The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English. For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates. The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 and the 2020-21 school years.
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