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Curriculum Development And Evaluation   

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Curriculum Review Committee

The Superintendent or designee may establish a curriculum review committee to evaluate and recommend curriculum for the Board of Trustees approval. This committee shall consist of a majority of teachers and may also include administrators, other staff who have subject-matter expertise, as appropriate. This committee may be the same committee charged with the evaluation and recommendation of instructional materials pursuant to Board policy and administrative regulation.

Curriculum Development/Selection Process

The committee shall recommend the curriculum that best meets the district's needs based on the following criteria and any additional factors deemed relevant by the committee:

1. Analysis of the effectiveness of the existing district curriculum for all students, including student achievement data disaggregated by grade level and student population.

2. Alignment of the proposed curriculum with expectations established by the Board and the State Board of Education as to what students need to know and be able to do in the subject(s) and grade level(s) under consideration.

3. Evidence of proven effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in raising student achievement, including the research and learning theory upon which the curriculum is based.

4. Applicability and accessibility of the curriculum to all students, including, but not limited to, underperforming students, students with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students.

5. The estimated cost to purchase, adapt, and/or develop the curriculum.

6. Resources required to implement the curriculum, such as time, facilities, instructional materials and technology, staffing, staff development, and funding.

7. If the curriculum includes instructional materials, the extent to which the materials meet criteria established by law and the district.

8. Any potential impact on other parts of the educational program.


approved: April 21, 2011 Vista, California