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Lyme-Old Lyme Schools value the relationship between curriculum, instruction and assessment. Coupled with curriculum grounded in state and/or national standards, Lyme-Old Lyme Schools create classroom cultures that cognitively engage students through interactive teaching strategies where students are immersed in 21st Century skill learning using authentic resources, challenging fiction and non-fiction text, and provide evidence of rigorous, higher-order thinking skills. Scientifically researched-based methods for teaching and learning are reinforced through ongoing professional development that is built into the curriculum review cycle. Formative and summative assessments guide teacher practice and instruction as they move through curriculum throughout the year. Student work is reviewed regularly to help evaluate curriculum, instruction and assessment.