Curriculum Revision Process
The FNSBSD curriculum process, outlined in Administrative Regulations 910 Appendix A, is on a six-year cycle and includes the following stages: research, review, and materials; describe and define; implement; and measure-refine-revise. The research, review, and materials stage begins with community input, then a research group meets to complete an in-depth study of the current curriculum to determine its effectiveness and research current trends in curriculum content and pedagogy. During the desribe and define stage, curriculum writers review this work and start draft one. Each draft goes out for public comment and the writers review and consider all comments and suggestions. After there is a general consensus on the curriculum proposal, a final draft is submitted to the Board Curriculum Committee for a recommendation and the School Board for adoption. Once the curriculum is adopted, it is implemented in the schools, usually the next school year, and professional development is provided as needed. Finally, the curriculum enters the measure, refine, and revise stage during years four through six.
2023-24 School Year
During the 2023-24 school year, the FNSBSD will begin the Describe and Define stage for the following content area:
- Science, grades 6-12
- CTE curriculum
The district will also begin the research, review, and materials stage for the following content areas.
- World Language
The Board Curriculum Committee (BCC) is established in accordance with Policy 236.1 (School Board Committees to Advise Administration and the School Board) and Policy 910 (Curriculum Development). Administrative Regulation (AR) 236.1 details the structure of school board committees, AR 910 outlines the process for curriculum development, AR 910.1 states a review of current needs and relevant educational research must be conducted prior to curriculum revision, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the BCC.
For more information about the Board Curriculum Committee, visit the district website at www.k12northstar.org/Page/9908.