Data Gathering Tools
An audit can 1) determine the extent to which the mathematics curriculum is planned, written, taught and assessed on a K-12 level, 2) determine the linkage to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors for Mathematics, 3) measure the completeness and quality of the written curriculum, and 4) create a boilerplate for a district curriculum review process. The audit involves interviews and discussions with teachers and administrators and review of all written K-12 curriculum documents and tools for instruction. The school district receives a formal written report. The audited district may also request assistance with curriculum writing, which is the process of planning revisions to the district curriculum to conform to standards and address concerns identified during the curriculum audit.