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Aurora, NE 68818

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment


Welcome to the Aurora Public School Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment website. The purpose of this site is to inform, educate, and provide resources to students, parents, staff, and community on curriculum, instructional initiatives, school improvement, assessment data and information.

Aurora Public Schools is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to all students to ensure their success.  All of our curriculum is aligned to the college and career ready standards that the Nebraska School Board has approved.

If you have questions about the curriculum and assessments, please contact Mrs. Teahon at the elementary school.

Elementary Curriculum 

Language Arts – Wonders by McGraw Hill, Reading Mastery by McGraw Hill

Math – Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Math Connections by McGraw Hill

Science – Foss Kits & Science a Closer Look by McGraw Hill

Elementary Assessments

K- 5 – Dibels Benchmark Assessment – August, December, May

K-5 – Dibels Progress Monitoring – All year

K-5 – NWEA MAP Test – September & February

3-5 – NSCAS – April

Middle School Curriculum 

Reading –

  • 6th grade – Wonders by McGraw Hill
  • 7th & 8th grade – Collections by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

English –

  • Write Tools

Math –

  • Big Ideas – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Middle School Assessments

NWEA MAP – September & February

NSCAS – March – April

High School Assessments

Freshman – NWEA MAP – Beginning & end of each semester

Sophomores – PreACT – April

Juniors – ACT – April