AR 6190 Evaluation of Instructional Programs

KPBSD Policy Manual

AR 6190


Components of the Evaluation Process 

Appropriate means for evaluation shall be established and maintained by the Superintendent who shall supervise and be responsible for administering the evaluation process. Elements of this evaluation process must consider:

• Alignment with relevant national, state, and professional standards, as well as vertical and horizontal alignment.
• Student achievement records, such as grades, courses taken, student portfolios, and/or other student work (to the extent legally permissible).
• Surveys of parents, staff, and students.
• Comparison to District benchmarks and state assessment data.

Elements of this evaluation may include any or all of the following:

• Focus groups of parents, teachers, and/or students.
• Use of outside services, such as contracted evaluation services.
• Any other data relevant to the curriculum or program under review.


Each year, one or two curriculum areas and/or programs in the District shall begin the process of program review.  Each spring, the District committee will approve the selection of which and how many programs or curricula are to begin the review process, based on recommendations made by the Superintendent.  Evaluation of core academic programs (language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science) should be initiated within six years of the completion of the previous evaluation. Other instructional programs should undergo evaluation not more than ten years following the conclusion of their previous evaluation.

This review process involves four phases.

Phase 1 – NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Assess the current state of the curriculum/ program.

Phase II – REVIEW/DEVELOP: Determine what is necessary for improvement; define resources, determine available funding, and develop an action plan.

Phase III – IMPLEMENTATION: Put the action plan (strategies/actions for improvement) into place with adequate resources.

Phase IV – EVALUATE: Check on the progress of the action plan; debrief the review process; collect data on indicators of success. Determine course of action.

Review Committees 

Curriculum/program evaluation will be conducted by review committees. In the spring preceding the start of any given curriculum/program evaluation, a Review Committee for that curriculum/program evaluation shall be formed. Review Committees will include teachers, administrators and parents, with adequate representation across schools and grade levels, as well as other relevant stakeholders as suggested by the Superintendent. The Superintendent will seek the participation of interested stakeholders, who will be asked to submit an application indicating their interest in working on a particular committee.  The members of the Review Committee will be selected and appointed by the Superintendent.  The Superintendent will keep the Board informed and up-to-date on the membership of the review committees and will maintain a list of active review committees and their membership on the District website.

The Board will receive reports at least annually on the progress of each evaluation from the review committees. These will be made in writing and presented at a regular Board meeting and will be posted on the District website.  These reports will include work completed to date, findings, projected next steps and recommendations.



Adoption Date: 7/09/2012