The primary goal of STMA’s curriculum review process is to develop a guaranteed and viable curriculum. A guaranteed and viable curriculum is one in which the agreed upon essential content and skills are covered within the allotted instructional time. STMA recognizes that a guaranteed and viable curriculum has a strong correlation to student achievement (Marzano, 2000).
To learn more about the specific curricular content areas, please see the Content Area page.
The standard curriculum review process supports the review of curricular content, common assessments, course offerings, and resource selection on a ten-year cycle. Each content area is on the cycle for one year with an opportunity to run an interim cycle in year five. In years two through ten, the district’s curriculum review process is integrated with the work of Curriculum PLCs. Departments also have the opportunity to participate in a continuous improvement cycle if a standard curriculum review cycle does not meet department needs at that time.
*A content area may be placed on the cycle for two years to accommodate the review of significant changes to content standards and curriculum adoption.
Curriculum Review Years
Responsibilities & Expectations In Review Process
District Advisory Committee (DAC)
The curriculum review process is supported by the District Advisory Committee (DAC), which is an advisory committee, comprised of community members, parents, school board members, a student, and staff members. The District Advisory Committee advises on curriculum and makes recommendations to the superintendent and school board.
District Office/Middle School West
11343 50th Street NE
Albertville, MN 55301