Curriculum Audit Definitions
Audit: A detailed look at the course or program based on a 5 point evaluation document.
Plan: If deficiencies are noted in an audit, the plan is a proposal to correct the issues.
Series Development: For the K-6 Core series only, this is an extra year of planning for pilot and other research.
Implementation: Changes to the course, program, or series is enacted.
Monitor: Student achieving data is reviewed and minor adjustments are made to enhance student achievement.
Groups: Supervisors have the option of distributing the course audits into three audit groups/years.


Audit Guidelines

Every course will be audited 2Xs during the ten year cycle.

Each course within a department must be audited by the end of the third year.

Course Audits (sections 1 - 5) will be shared at the May Curriculum Council Meeting.

Course monitoring is a review of student achievement data examined annually during department meetings.

In year 10 of the curriculum review cycle, the scope & sequence of the K-12 program will be evaluated

Year 10 Report Preparation Considerations


Assessment results (district: benchmarks, longitudinal audit data, etc. & state: PSSA, etc.)


Compliance to the standards (data showing how the curriculum is aligned to standards)


Consistency within the buildings and district


Current textbooks or educational resources

Curriculum Mapping (current offerings and recent changes)

District audit results

Participation rates (where applicable and requested vs. scheduled)


Technology (hardware & software) resources in use





Year 10

K - 6 Core Subject: A final budget is submitted, for the proposed changes to be implemented in year one, by (December 1).


K - 12 Core Subject: Prepare a report to the board detailing the considerations listed above.


Secondary Programs & Specials: Prepare a report to the board detailing the considerations listed above.



District Programs: Prepare a report to the board detailing the specific audit guidelines developed by the individual program.


Year 1

K - 6 Core Subject: Implement the planned changes (summer professional development, distribution of materials, etc.).


K - 12 Subjects, Secondary Programs & Specials: Prepare a report to the board detailing the considerations listed above.


District Programs: Reactivate the 10 year cycle with an audit of the program.


Reporting the "Year 10" Report: 30 minute school board report detailing all the data colected within the department.


Funding

K - 6 Core Subject: A final budget is submitted, for the proposed changes to be implemented in year one, by (December 1).


7 - 12 Core Subjects, Secondary Programs, Specials & District Programs: After the audit and plan are complete, the supervisor will submit a budget proposal to the appropriate director of education (based on the proposal). This must be submitted for consideration by December 1 of the "Plan" year.