Alameda City USD | BP 6141 Instruction
Curriculum Development And Evaluation
The Board of Education desires to provide a research-based, sequential curriculum which promotes high levels of student achievement and emphasizes the development of basic skills, problem solving, and decision making. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent or designee, the Board shall adopt a written district curriculum which describes, for each subject area and grade level, the content objectives which are to be taught in all district schools.
The district's curriculum shall be aligned with the district's vision and goals for student learning, Board policies, academic content standards, state curriculum frameworks, state and district assessments, graduation requirements, school and district improvement plans, and, when necessary, related legal requirements.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process for curriculum development, selection, and/or adaptation which utilizes the professional expertise of teachers, principals, and district administrators representing various grade levels, disciplines, special programs, and categories of students as appropriate. The process also may provide opportunities for input from students, parents/guardians, representatives of local businesses and postsecondary institutions, and other community members.
The selection and evaluation of instructional materials shall be coordinated with the curriculum development and evaluation process.
When presenting a recommended curriculum for adoption, the Superintendent or designee shall provide available research, data, or other evidence demonstrating the proven effectiveness of the proposed curriculum. He/she also shall present information about the resources that would be necessary to successfully implement the curriculum and describe any modifications or supplementary services that would be needed to make the curriculum accessible to all students.
The Board shall establish a review cycle for regularly evaluating the district's curriculum in order to ensure continued alignment with state and district goals for student achievement. At a minimum, these reviews shall be conducted whenever the State Board of Education adopts new or revised content standards or the curriculum framework for a particular subject or when new law requires a change or addition to the curriculum.
In addition, the Board may require a review of the curriculum in one or more subject areas as needed in response to student assessment results; feedback from teachers, administrators, or parent/guardians; new research on program effectiveness; or changing student needs.
221.5 Equal opportunity
35160 Authority of governing boards
35160.1 Broad authority of school districts
3543.2 Scope of representation
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
Maximizing School Board Leadership: Curriculum, 1996
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12
Curriculum Frameworks for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: http://www.ascd.org
Association of California School Administrators: http://www.acsa.org
California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: http://www.cascd.org
California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci
Policy ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 25, 2009 Alameda, California