Curriculum Needs Assessment

LSI staff will consult with district curriculum staff in an analysis of the current alignment of materials, scope and sequence, usability and other resources to College and Career Readiness Standards and instructional approaches. This process provides the patterns and trends within ELA/Literacy and Math to further deepen alignment and development as well as provide hands-on experience with conducting a curriculum needs assessment. Unlike costly and time consuming audits this process will take a deep dive looking for the overall patterns and trends with materials alignment, ease of access for all teachers, and the implemented curriculum and approaches within classrooms. A comprehensive report will be provided through a presentation to review findings, insight, and next steps.

Benefits

  • This process provides the curriculum department with insights into the current state of curriculum, identifying gaps to the desired state of curriculum.
  • Providing feedback on classroom visits and the materials review helps to chart the course for curriculum writing and implementation, citing strengths, needs, and recommendations.

Outcomes

  • District leaders understand the current state of their curriculum.
  • District leaders have the data to make decisions about the steps most critical for district improvement

5-6 people

Central Office Instructional/Curriculum Support

2 Days for Needs Assessment; half-day Gap Report approximately two weeks later

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