The curriculum adheres to the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for Math and English Language Arts (ELA) and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) in Science and Social Studies. Standards-based learning is important for our exceptional education students because it keeps them on track for high school graduation; however, LIfL students are not required to meet the Florida Assessment requirements.

Student report cards reflect standards-driven classroom instruction in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies, keeping students aligned with their functioning level similarly to their peers. Since Reading is essential to learning across all curriculums, all students are initially tested in a small environment using a reading program, STAR Assessment, with a proven track record of determining their strengths and weaknesses in basic phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Students’ growth is measured three times a year through a Florida state-approved progress monitoring tool called STAR Assessments. After each test, students access an individualized recommended lesson path to bridge their learning gaps and bring them closer to grade level.