Curriculum Review and CPDC
Curriculum development and renewal in the West Hartford Public Schools is a dynamic and continuous process in which the school system plans, carries out and evaluates educational programs in a systematic and data driven way. This process helps ensure that the curricula expectations for the school system and its schools are rigorous, relevant and public. In addition, it guarantees that our curriculum is aligned with state and national standards. Preparing and inspiring students to realize their potential and to prepare them to be ready to enhance our global community is the primary focus of the work.
History and Background
West Hartford has had a long history of curriculum review and renewal. The original five year review process was grounded in the following research and best practices.
Five characteristics of an effective curriculum are that it is meaningful, coherent, articulated, aligned, and promotes high standards for all students (see below). Read more from the links at the bottom of this page.
Curriculum Review and Renewal Plan 2010-2015
Curriculum Professional Development Members
Vertical Team Documentation of Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum Implementation
Data Collection/Reporting Forms for CPDC Review