The Oshkosh Area School District identifies the learning targets or standardsfor every course/content area and every grade level. Students are given feedback to the learning targets. Curriculum addresses content as well as skills and attitudes that we want students to develop by the time they leave a course, a grade level, or a K-12 educational program. Instruction focuses on the way that we help children to master the standards and the benchmarks. The emphasis in the district is on research-based best practice, or the best ways to be sure that all students learn and learn to the best of their abilities.