Clio Area Schools

Curriculum Processes and Timelines

New Course Adoption/New Course Material Cycle and Timelines

There comes a time when reviewing curriculum and course offerings, and a realization occurs that results in the need for new or different courses. The curriculum and course review process should be intentional and data driven. The following outline should be used in making recommendations to the Instructional Advisory Committee for new materials and new course offerings.

New Course Materials:

YEAR 1: Needs Assessment

September-June: Review Course Data, Curriculum Maps and Standards Alignment (New Standards Adoptions Should Accelerate this Activity) During PLC Process and During Department Meetings.

IAC Late September/Early October: Principal and IAC Representatives Are Made Aware of Data Concerns. Begin to action research to Find Training and/or Materials to Support Needs.

IAC Early December: Present research findings and request a complete curriculum/material review.

January/February: Engage in Curriculum and Vendor Review and Dialogue

IAC Mid-February Update IAC on materials.

April/May: Make Pilot Recommendation to IAC

June-August: Review Pilot Materials

YEAR 2: Pilot Materials/Superintendent Recommendation

IAC Late September/Early October: Update IAC

IAC Early December: Update IAC

IAC Mid February: Update IAC

April: Make Selection

IAC April/May: Recommend Selection to IAC

1st May Board of Education Meeting: Present to Board of Education as Future Action

2nd May Board of Education Meeting: Board vote/adoption

YEAR 3: Purchase and Implementation

July 1 Purchase materials

July-August Materials Arrive/Optional Early Professional Development

September: Professional Development and Implementation

New Course Proposals:

YEAR 1: Needs Assessment

September-June: Monitor Student Responses to Current Course Offerings, Student Interests, Workforce Development Needs and Staff Abilities.

September-June: Begin developing a proposal for IAC and Board to Consider. This should include rationale for new course, learning expectations, curriculum map if possible, materials needs, human resources needs and where it would fit into the master schedule.

YEAR 2: Proposal to IAC/Board Adoption/Communicate and Market to Students and Parents/NCAA Approval (HS Only)/Materials Selection

IAC Late September/Early October: Bring New Course Intention for Following Year. Share rationale.

IAC Early December: Propose to IAC.

First December Board Meeting: Present as Future Action

Second December Board Meeting: Board Adoption

December/January: Place in High School/Middle School Course Catalogues

December/January: Apply for NCAA Approval if appropriate

January/February: Introduce to Students and Parents at School Counseling Sessions and Parent Curriculum Nights

February-March: Student Course Selections

March-June: Should get news from NCAA that new course was approved or denied.(This process can take a very long time. If not followed exactly, NCAA will deny.)

April: Principal makes decision to run course or not based on enrollment.

July: Order materials needed.

YEAR 3: Implementation

June-August: Early PD if available.

September-June: Implementation, Common Local Assessment Creation and Use, Curriculum Maps followed. Adjustments made through PLC process.

Accelerating this process may be possible depending upon need and budget.

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