Seven Year Curriculum Development Cycle by Aat7D4


									Seven Year Curriculum Development Cycle
Year 1 and 2: Plan and Study Specific Discipline

A K-12 study/plan committee is formed.
Committee members attend appropriate local, state, and national
A needs assessment is conducted.
Data from the needs assessment is analyzed.
Current research and best-practice literature are reviewed.
State and national recommendations are studied.
State-of-the-art programs are identified and visited.
Local assessment data is studied.
Information on current District 203 content and time allocations is
An end-of-year report is prepared to summarize current status.

Year 3: Develop Curriculum for Specific Discipline

Needs assessment and student performance data is reviewed.
A philosophy statement of beliefs in the designated discipline is
The philosophy is aligned with the beliefs, vision and mission of the
Alignment takes place with district strategic goal of providing quality
Essential student outcomes are aligned with The Illinois Learning
An essential skills framework is designed. · Benchmarks are
Appropriate instructional strategies are identified.
Textbook/resource specifications are delineated.
Textbooks/resources are reviewed.
If necessary, local materials are developed.
Curriculum guides are written.
Budgets are developed for staff development, summer curriculum
projects, and textbook/resource purchases.
Textbook/resource adoption proposals are sent to the Board of
A report of decisions and recommendations is written.
Summer staff development and curriculum committees are conducted.
Year 4 and 5: Implement Curriculum

Textbooks/resources are distributed to teachers.
Summer Curriculum Committee work is distributed to teachers.
A year-long staff development calendar for implementation is
distributed to all teachers involved in the discipline.
All teachers participate in the designed staff development.
The K-12 committee assists teachers with implementation.
Sub-committees complete curriculum writing and develop student
Buildings develop implementation plans aligned to School
Improvement Plans.
Teachers are surveyed to determine additional needs.
Summer curriculum work is planned as appropriate.

Year 6 and 7: Monitor and Evaluate Curriculum

Student performance is assessed.
Evaluation surveys are analyzed.
Cost impacts are reviewed.
A summative evaluation is prepared.
Recommendations for future action are written.

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