Curriculum Review Cycle

Curriculum Review Cycle

The Pequot Lakes Curriculum Review Cycle provides a process to review and ensure the implementation of all Minnesota academic standards. This process aligns instruction, curriculum and assessment in all disciplines. Through this work, technology is also to be integrated across all disciplines. When the Minnesota Department of Education adopts new standards in a subject area, that subject area is given a two year review to align curriculum to the new standards.

Curriculum Review Schedule

 Phases 2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
 MDE Review Social Studies    Math Arts
 State Mandated Implementation         Science Language Arts 
 PE
 Social Studies   
 Year 1: 
Program Review & Research 
 Social Studies
 Business
 PE/Health Math Science
 Music/Arts
 Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Pre-K
 Language Arts
 World Language
 Year 2:  Resource Selection, Program Planning, Mapping Language Arts
 World Language
 Social Studies
 Business
 PE/Health Math Science
 Music/Arts
  Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Pre-K
 Year 3:  Implementation, Planning, Mapping Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Language Arts
 World Language
 Social Studies
 Business
 PE/Health
 SpEd
 Math Science
 Music/Arts
 Year 4:  Monitor Science
 Music/Arts
 Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Language Arts
 World Language
 Social Studies
 Business
 PE/Health
 SpEd
 Math
 Year 5:  Monitor Math  Science
 Music/Arts
 Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Language Arts
 World Language
 Social Studies
 Business
 PE/Health
 SpEd
 Year 6:  Monitor PE/Health Math Science
 Music/Arts
 Industrial Tech
 FACS
 Pre-K
 Language Arts
 World Language
 Social Studies
 Business


Pequot Lakes Curriculum Review 


Year 1 

Program Review/Research

• Analyze student achievement data
• Research Best Practices in content area
• Review current curriculum alignment to revised State/National Standards
• Identify current program strengths and weaknesses
• Identify program goals (including technology)
• Select/order resources for review


Year 2 

Resource Selection /Program Planning 

• Analyze student achievement data
• Create guidelines/rubric for curriculum resource selection process
 Resource review
• Present resource recommendation for board approval (Order/receive resources)
• Plan appropriate staff development
• Curriculum Mapping introduction
• Develop scope and sequence
• Realign to standards as needed

Year 3 

Implementation, Planning & Mapping

• Committee meetings:
   • Analyze student achievement data
   • Review curriculum standards/test specification
   • Review curriculum implementation
    • Develop interventions/enrichments
• Continued staff development
• Documentation in Curriculum Mapping


Year 4, 5 & 6 

Monitor

• Analyze student achievement data
• Review curriculum standards/test specifications
• Revise/Add to Curriculum Mapping
    • Supplement/modify/adjust as needed
    • Identify/implement cross-curriculum lessons/units
Staff development as needed