Science adoption process:
The Adoption Committee has been selected and has met once to lay the ground rules and develop the Screening Tools. There are three community members on the committee. One is a parent of children in SPS. All three are scientists.
The Screening Tool has been developed by the Adoption Committee and revised based on recommendations from the Instructional Materials Committee and approved again by the Adoption Committee.
We have hired an outside expert in leading district adoptions in secondary science to lead our Adoption Committee�s selection of the materials. This is an effort to keep bias out of the process.
The Adoption Committee will meet on Thurs., Feb. 10th and Mon., Feb. 14th all day to review materials.
Sets of instructional materials will be on display in the Stanford Center from January 31st to Feb. 11th. (This is a new step in the Adoption Process. There are approximately 34 sets of materials total for Physical Science, Chemistry, and Physics.)
Materials where on display at the SCPTSA General Meeting on Feb. 7th and attendants were encouraged to review the materials.
If you have any questions please contact:
Science Program Manager, Seattle Public Schools