What should the Curriculum Review Process generate?

The process should generate, for each curricular area, a PK-12 scope and sequence, learning goals, and academic vocabulary with alignment to state and national content area standards that will guide instruction, growth, and decision-making.

Subsidiary benefits to the process include:
  • Increased student achievement in content areas and over time
  • Teachers becoming leaders in “best practice”
    • In their curricular areas, and
    • In their professional practice
  • Increased accountability/ownership/empowerment for teachers and administrators
  • Increased and ongoing support and collaboration
    • Between professionals
    • Between school and community
    • Between parents, schools, and students
  • Establishing a pathway to “good change”
  • Establishing guidance in crafting professional development opportunities for staff
  • Increased formal documentation
  • Better and stronger communication
  • Increased consistency in programming and decision-making
  • Better guidance for resource allocation in terms of
    • Time
    • Money
    • Personnel
 Subsidiary benefits require no extra effort to accomplish, yet we will reap great rewards as a school district by accomplishing them.