How The Academy Have Processes For Monitoring And Reviewing The Curriculum
Consistent with the 2014 EPR report, the Academy staff utilizes the Curriculum Crafter Tool for the creation of units of instruction by unwrapping standards, determining assessments, and creating weekly lesson plans. Staff provided consistent responses when asked about the Curriculum development processes and readily clarified and articulated the details. To monitor and review the delivery of curriculum, Academy leadership and staff indicated the use of vertical and horizontal grade level Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings. Furthermore, the Academy’s Instructional Coach meets weekly with teachers, during common planning periods, to address curriculum, instruction and assessments. Leadership and some staff focus groups also explained the Academy’s participation in the Center’s EPCR process, as noted previously, as a means for the monitoring and review of curriculum. The review team finds the Academy has processes for monitoring and reviewing the curriculum to serve the objective of improving the academic achievement of all students.
Key Question: Does the Academy’s instructional approaches in the Educational Program serve the objective of improving the academic achievement of all students?
The Center conducted EPR visits on December…