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    English Language Arts K-5 Adoption

    Process and Timeline (Tentative)

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    Round 1

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    • Feb. 17, 2016: Public Announcement and application posted on SPS website
    • March 2: Adoption Committee Member applications due
    • March 4: Adoption Committee Members notified
    • March 10: First Adoption Committee meeting
    • May 2 to May 20: Central public viewing of all submitted materials
    • May 9: Materials review open house. Field Test applications available for eligible teachers
    • May 23: Field Test applications due
    • June 4: Committee decision for narrowed list of materials to move on to field test and Round 2

    Field Test

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    • June 9: Field Test applicants notified
    • August: Field Test teacher initial use training
    • September-October: Field Test of materials in selected classrooms

    Round 2

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    • November-December: Round 2, Adoption Committee Review and regional public viewing of narrowed list
    • Dec. 9: Public review/comment ends
    • Dec. 15: Final choice(s) submitted to Instructional Materials Committee for process approval

    Board Intro and Action

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    • January 2017: Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Policy Committee of Board reviews final choices for action by Board
    • February 2017: Board Intro
    • February 2017: Board Action

    Materials Implemented

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    • June 2017: Materials distributed to school sites
    • June-August 2017: Professional development for teachers