6510: Assessed Curriculum - Innovation/Program Change6510: Assessed Curriculum - Innovation/Program Change holly Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:01
It is the policy of the Millard Public Schools that innovation and program change on a regular basis are critical to maintaining a quality learning program for students at both the elementary and secondary level. Planning for improvement of the District’s educational program must always include a) innovative programs developed by the District’s professional educators which are supported by sound educational philosophy and research, and b) the identification and district trial of those programs developed by others which seem to hold promise for district improvement.
The professional staff is encouraged to seek improvement of the educational programs in the schools through all appropriate means, including carefully designed pilot programs of an original nature and structured field studies developed by sources outside of the Millard Public Schools that are supported by existing data or research. Such innovations must be a part of the building site plan and must involve collaboration with appropriate representatives of the Department of Educational Services.
6510.1: Assessed Curriculum - Innovation/Pilot Programs and Field Studies6510.1: Assessed Curriculum - Innovation/Pilot Programs and Field Studies holly Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:08
I. Pilot program proposals and field study proposals will be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent and, if approved, to the Millard Board of Education for approval. Such proposals shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
B. Compatibility with the District Strategic Plan
C. Compatibility with the District Curriculum Cycle
D. Existing research or data base
E. Clientele to be involved
F. Desired outcomes to be achieved
G. Strategies to be employed
H. Resources needed
I. Evaluation strategies
II. Pilot programs and field studies will be viewed as being temporary. Project continuation or expansion will be based on the outcome of the project evaluation.
III. Evaluation data will be presented to the Office of the Superintendent so that judgements can be made as to program success prior to the decision being made as to program continuation, modification, expansion or deletion.
IV. Based on successful pilot programs or field studies, recommendations for program expansion into other levels and/or buildings shall be incorporated into the curricular framework format and shall be presented to the Board of Education by the Office of the Superintendent.
V. The Office of the Superintendent will submit to the Board of Education a status report on all pilot studies as they are completed.