Purpose

The purpose of the Spanish 1a-3 Instructional Material Adoption Committee is to carry out the instructional materials selection process and make a recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee based upon evidence gathered during the process. The decision will be based on what is in the best interest of our students, alignment with World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition research, our district mission and core values. The decision will be informed by student focus groups and surveys as well as the learning experience for them and their educators.

Committee Composition

The committee for Spanish 1a-3 Instructional Material Adoption will have the following composition:

  • Facilitated by the World Language Curriculum Developer
  • Middle and High School Spanish Teachers
  • School Administrator
  • Special Education Teacher or Developer
  • English Language Learner Facilitator or Developer
  • Equity Department Member
  • Advanced Learning Member
  • Parent(s)

The parent committee member(s) will be selected from the applications submitted.

Responsibilities of Parent Representatives:

  • Attend scheduled meetings (approximately two hours per month March 2020 – April 2021)
  • Serve as a communication link to other parents
  • Evaluate instructional materials using evidence-based criteria
  • Review data gathered from students, teachers and families regarding the instructional materials under consideration
  • Through a consensus process, make a formal recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee