Mathematics

CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND REVISION

 

All educators involved in mathematics education are responsible for ongoing evaluation of the curriculum.  The strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum its supporting materials are continually being evaluated and addressed.

 

Formal evaluation of the mathematics curriculum occurs every five to six years.

  • Survey – a curriculum survey is distributed to stakeholders as the introduction to the formal evaluation process
    • The survey is created by the Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator with the assistance of the K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Committee and the district administrator in charge of data collection
    • The survey is administered to students, teachers, parents, administrators, and recent graduates
  • Evaluation
    • The survey data is analyzed by the K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Committee, the Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, and district data analysis specialists
    • The survey data are compared to the goals of the previous program evaluation to:
      • Determine the success of the changes implemented in the previous program evaluation
      • Identify goals that were not achieved
      • Identify goals that need to be continued in the next five-year plan
      • Identify new goals for the K-12 Mathematics Program
    • Additional information considered in the evaluation process includes:
      • Parkway Board of Education District Goals
      • Student achievement data
      • Changes to state and national standards
      • Current issues in mathematics education
      • New research regarding best instructional practices

Using the information that is gathered, analyzed, and presented in the Program Evaluation, changes will be recommended and made to the K-12 mathematics curriculum.