Curriculum Adoption

Adoption Policy

District Policy No. 2019: Adoption of Instructional Materials outlines the roles and responsibilities for the school board in the adoption of new educational materials. The policy states: The Board is legally responsible for the adoption of all basic education instructional materials and approval of materials for alternative programs (e.g. special education, career and technical education, alternative schools) used in the district. The primary objective in selecting instructional materials is to implement, enrich and support the educational programs of the schools. All instructional materials shall be selected in conformance with:

  1. Applicable state and federal laws
  2. The stated goals and/or standards of the state and district, and
  3. Procedures established by the Teaching and Learning Department.

Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials

The Teaching and Learning Department shall establish criteria checklists to guide the selection of high quality materials that comprise a comprehensive collection appropriate for the instructional program. Instructional materials selected shall include, but are not limited to, those which:

  1. Enrich and support the written curriculum, taking into consideration the varied instructional needs, abilities, interests, and maturity levels of the students served.

  2. Stimulate student growth in conceptual thinking, factual knowledge, physical fitness and literary and ethical standards.

  3. Provide sufficient variety so as to present opposing views of controversial issues in order that students may develop the skills of critical analysis and informed decision-making.


Current Materials Under Review

Click the links below to review materials online. You can also view hard copies of the texts by contacting the district office at (360) 885-5389.


Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2:
  • A team of math teachers representing Prairie and Battle Ground High Schools and BGPS alternative high schools and teachers of middle school algebra examined research and best practices in both math instruction and effective materials and in the end unanimously selected enVision Mathematics from Pearson Publishing to present to the board for algebra, geometry and algebra 2 classes. The district's current curriculum for these subjects does not match the current rigor of the Washington State learning standards for mathematics.

  • The complete curriculum (textbooks, workbooks, and teacher guides) is available for review at the district office: 11104 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie.

Comments

Complete the form below to submit comments on the materials under review. 


Curriculum Adoption Comments