The Richland School District has established a seven year instructional materials adoption forecast. This cycle includes course design review and development, examination by review committees composed of district subject area coordinators and, as appropriate, external content area experts. 

The course design process should review:

  • Relevance, rigor, and alignment to district and state learning standards;
  • Efficacy of core, alternative core, and intervention instructional materials that support student learning; 
  • Processes and resources used to assess student progress and address teacher professional learning.

When the implementation of new or modified courses requires the adoption of new instructional resources, those resource recommendations will be forwarded to the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) for consideration by the process outlined below. Learn more about Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)'s Instruction Materials Review.

Curriculum/Renewal Committees are established as needed to develop and revise curriculum, objectives and curriculum guides. The committees are composed of coordinators, content experts, grade level/subject area teachers, other teachers and community members as appropriate.