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Overview

The Phi Delta Kappa International Curriculum Management Audit Center audited the MPS curriculum management system and presented its report to the Board of Education. The audit purpose was to evaluate the district's written, taught, and assessed curriculum and to provide recommendations on what the district needs to do to achieve its goal for reform. Five work groups have developed work plans in: (1) Curriculum management, monitoring and policy, (2) Student assessment and program evaluation, (3) Professional Development, (4) District organization including job descriptions and organizations, and (5) Programmatic budgeting.

Newsletters
As of October 2010, The Audit Updates have transitioned into the newly created Teaching and Learning newsletters. Audit updates will be included in each issue of this publication.

Audit Progress Prep

Materials and Professional Development
Curriculum Audit recommendation #2 is to "develop and execute a curriculum mangement plan to coordinate, articulate, and align the written, taught, and tested curriculum that includes up-to-date, high quality, and user friendly curriculum guides..."(page 225). The documents, Materials and Professional Development, articulate materials students are to be using and professional development for teachers. The purpose of these documents is to bring coherence across the district regarding what materials teachers are using and the professional development critical for ensuring effective instruction.
*Please note that this is ongoing work.

Intervention programs
The Curriculum Management Audit listed 168 Interventions on page 189. This list is a combination of activities and lessons that the auditors observed as they visited classrooms throughout the district. This list has been reviewed and continues to be a work in progress. Notes in red identify the items. District wide interventions are in the green bold. Items that apply to one or a few schools and those not currently in place have a strikethrough. A number of afterschool activities and community agencies are also listed.
*Please note that this is ongoing work.