Curriculum Review

  • Kent School District staff and community members are working to review, select, recommend, and adopt curriculum to support teaching and learning. This process has required considerable commitment and thoughtful review from each member of this committee. The following information is a high-level summary and timeline of the process.  In alignment with Board Policy 2020 and Procedure 2020P, we are engaged in reviewing the following curriculum resources (this page will be updated to provide summaries for each review):

    • K-5 English Language Arts / Spanish Language Arts

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K-5 Literacy Review Committee Timeline

  • Sub-Committee Meeting Dates:

    • November 3, 2021
    • January 6, 2022

    Sub-Committee Meeting Summaries

    November 3, 2021

    The Sub-Committee met to discuss the process and review the individual rubrics for English Language Arts (ELA).  The team will be reviewing using the following rubrics:  Curriculum Alignment Rubric, OSPI Bias Rubric, Science or Reading Scales for Phonological Awareness and Phonics, Inclusive Education (IE) and English Language Learner (ELL) Differentiation Rubric. Members will review the following resources:  Amplify Core Knowledge, Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt Into Reading, Savvas myView, Wilson Fundations/Wit& Wisdom, McGraw Hill Wonders, Expeditionary Learning, and the American Reading Company ARC Core.  The Review window is November 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022.

    January 6, 2022

    The committee met to discuss the results of the sub-committee review.  The team reviewed rubric data for all seven publishers.  The team did not discuss bias, as there was not enough data from the review.  The team recommended reviewing the resources for bias in the next round. The following publishers rated highest:  Amplify Core Knowledge, McGraw Hill Wonders and Great Minds Fundations/Wit & Wisdom. 

    Round 1 Meeting Dates

    • January 13, 2022
    • February 1, 2022
    • February 15, 2022

    Round 1 Meeting Summaries

    January 13, 2022

    The full review committee met to discuss the sub-committee data and review process.  Publishers were discussed, including how to access online and print resources.  Committee members decided which parts of the rubrics (Curriculum Alignment Rubric, Science of Reading Scales, Bias Rubric) that they would complete.  The review window is set for January 13, 2022 - April 4, 2022.

    February 1, 2022

    The full review committee met to discuss the revised process for adoption. Based on community feedback, administration added a second review of the original top seven resources.  The full review team studied the assignments and rubrics.  The window to review one assigned curriculum is February 1, 2022 - February 22, 2022. 

    February 15, 2022

    The dual language Spanish Language Arts (SLA) review team met to discuss rubrics and support documents for reviewing SLA resources.  The window to review one assigned curriculum was extended for the SLA team to February 28, 2022.

    Round 2 Meeting Dates

    • March 7, 2022
    • March 21-24, 2022
    • March 23, 2022
    • March 28, 2022
    • April 4, 2022
    • April 4-7, 2022
    • April 7, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 17, 2022
    • June 8, 2022

    Round 2 Meeting Summaries

    March 7, 2022

    The full review committee met to discuss the data from the first round of review.  The following publishers scored the highest:  Amplify Core Knowledge/Caminos, HMH Into Reading/Arriba la Lectura, and Savvas myView/miVision. The team reviewed the timeline and rubrics for the second round (Science of Reading Scales, OSPI Bias Rubric). The window to review each of the three resources was set for March 7, 2022, to April 18, 2022.

    March 21-24, 2022

    Individual grade level team members met for short check-in meetings to discuss the process and address any questions that members had about the review. Discussions involved accessing print resources, rubric alignment and the science of reading. Teams should have completed at least one rubric by this date.

    March 23, 2022

    The SLA review team met with the Amplify Caminos representative to discuss the resource and get answer to their specific questions.

    March 28, 2022

    SLA Publisher Presentation HMH Arriba la Lectura

    April 4, 2022

    SLA Publisher Presentation Savvas miVision

    April 4-7, 2022

    Grade Level Check-in Meetings

    April 8-22, 2022

    Parent Review Available Online

    April 26, 2022

    Full Review Team Vote

    May 17, 2022

    IMC Meeting Review and Vote

    June 8, 2022

    School Board Meeting

Last Modified on April 20, 2022