The Curriculum Audit process follows generally accepted
principles of organizational effectiveness, and the product is a
comprehensive, detailed, and highly contextualized written report.
The report analyzes the district's programs, diagnoses strengths and
weaknesses, and recommends concrete courses of action for the board
and superintendent to follow in order to improve and advance the
levels of student learning and teacher efficacy in their educational
organization. The Curriculum Audit is perfect for any district
leadership team seeking valuable feedback regarding its efforts to
improve achievement for all students. The curriculum audit is not an
evaluation of teacher performance but an assessment of program
effectiveness. The audit will be conducted in a transparent,
inclusive manner, inviting comment review and participation from
district level personnel, elementary, middle and high school staff
members, students and parents.
Curriculum assessment is a process of gathering and analyzing
information from multiple sources in order to improve student
learning in sustainable ways. Assessing curriculum can serve several
- To identify aspects of a curriculum that are working and those
that need to change.
- To assess the effectiveness of changes that has already been
- To meet regular program review requirements as identified by
district level personnel.
According to Wiggins and McTighe (2007), "The job is not to hope
that optimal learning will occur, based on our curriculum and
initial teaching. The job is to ensure that learning occurs, and
when it doesn't, to intervene in altering the syllabus and
instruction decisively, quickly, and often."
This curriculum audit will be conducted with the following components:
- District led audit team
- 3-5year review cycle
- Collection of classroom observations, academic data, and interviews/surveys
The diagram below displays the final process of the audit that includes written reports, oral presentations about the findings and recommendations for improvement.