Stevensville School District                                                                                                           R

2120

INSTRUCTION

Curriculum and Assessment

The Board is responsible for curriculum adoption and must approve all significant changes, including the adoption of new textbooks and new courses, before such changes are made.  The Superintendent is responsible for making curriculum recommendations. The District shall ensure their curriculum is aligned to all content standards and the appropriate learning progression for each grade level. The curriculum will be designed to accomplish learning objectives and goals for excellence contained in the District’s educational philosophy, mission statement, objectives, and goals

A written sequential curriculum will be developed for each subject area.  The curricula will address learner goals, content and program area performance standards, and District education goals and will be constructed to include such parts of education as content, skills, and thinking.  The District shall review curricula at least every five (5) years or consistent with the state’s standards revision schedule, and modify, as needed, to meet educational goals of the continuous school improvement plan pursuant to ARM 10.55.601.

The staff and administration will suggest materials and resources, to include supplies, books, materials, and equipment necessary for development and implementation of the curriculum and assessment, which are consistent with goals of the education program.

The District shall maintain their programs consistent with the state’s schedule for revising standards.

The District shall assess the progress of all students toward achieving content standards and content-specific grade-level learning progressions in each program area. The District shall use assessment results, including state-level achievement information obtained by administration of assessments pursuant to ARM 10.56.101 to examine the education program and measure its effectiveness.

The District shall use appropriate multiple measures and methods, including state-level achievement information obtained by administration of assessments pursuant to the requirements of ARM 10.56.101, to assess student progress in achieving content standards and content-specific grade-level learning progressions in all program areas. The examination of program effectiveness using assessment results shall be supplemented with information about graduates and other students no longer in attendance.

Cross Reference:

  • 2000    Goals
  • 2110    Objectives

Legal Reference:

  • § 20-3-324, MCA       Powers and duties
  • § 20-4-402, MCA Duties of district superintendent or county high school principal
  • § 20-7-602, MCA Textbook selection and adoption
  • 10.55.603, ARM         Curriculum and Assessment

Policy History:

Adopted on:    February 2002
Reviewed on: Dec. 2015
Revised on:     Jan. 2016