Curriculum Guide - Definition
The K-12 Curriculum Guide is a document adopted
by the Board of Education which includes course
objectives, student readiness standards, lists
of suggested supplemental materials, and
approved textbooks for each course and subject area.
Student Readiness Standards; K-8
Student readiness standards will be
statements of expectations of what the
student should know and be able to do to
succeed at the next grade level. The
readiness standards will be stated in a
way that is clear to students, parents,
and teachers. These standards will
specify grade level expectations, be
used to guide teacher's grading, and
help formulate retention decisions.
Instruction - Definition
Instruction is the art of teaching the
curriculum by identifying the learning needs of
individual students and offering a variety of
teaching strategies to accommodate these needs.
Organization of instruction
The superintendent will supervise the development,
implementation and evaluation of the school district's
instructional program in accordance with the School Board's
philosophy, goals and objectives.
General Organization Plan of Instruction
The school district's curriculum and instructional
programs shall be organized as a unified system
under the direction of the superintendent.
Implementation of the curriculum and instructional
programs is subject to the approval of the School Board.
Evaluation of Instructional Programs
The superintendent will provide a process for
evaluating the instructional program primarily in
conjunction with the curriculum cycle. This
process shall be approved by the School Board.
The superintendent shall direct a systematic continuing
program of curriculum development and evaluation involving
students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Supplementary Instructional Materials
Supplementary materials are used to enrich the
approved curriculum. Supplementary materials
include, but are not limited to: workbooks,
books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals,
audiovisual aids and computer software.
The superintendent is responsible for approving