ERIC Number: ED358529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Tacoma Curriculum Initiative: A Six-Year Plan for Comprehensive Curriculum Reform.
Tacoma School District 10, WA.
In July 1989, the Tacoma Board of Directors adopted a 5-year strategic educational plan, which included a curriculum strategy and action plan. A 6-year curriculum adoption cycle was proposed during the 1989-90 school year, and an audit of current procedures for developing and implementing curriculum was conducted in 1991. This report describes the Tacoma curriculum initiative and its outcomes. The curriculum-review process distinguishes between curriculum development (learning outcomes) and curriculum delivery (instructional materials and strategies). The goal of the process is to ensure that learning outcomes are based on student need, national standards, current research, and local data; that curriculum is coordinated across the district and articulated in grades K-12; that curriculum is effectively delivered with an integrated approach to all students; and that the written curriculum, instructional materials, teaching strategies, and assessment practices are aligned with one another. Actions taken to meet program goals and methods for funding are also described. Four figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tacoma School District 10, WA.