Curriculum Design Process Protocol

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) developed this protocol document to support districts and schools through curriculum design, review, and revision processes. This tool stems from CSAI's work with a school district on curricular redesign and reflects questions and considerations that can be incorporated into planning. The guiding questions and resources included in this protocol document can be used to identify needed actions for a range of curriculum-related processes, including curriculum review, design, and implementation. This protocol document can be used to develop plans, identify progress measures, and identify desired outcomes.

To use this protocol document, readers will find guiding questions related to a range of focus areas. For each guiding question, the document lists possible evidence that can be used to indicate that process steps have been included. Associated resources that can be used for further reference or to identify best practices are listed for each guiding question.