Program reviews have been written for three areas: Arts & Humanities, Writing, and Practical Living and Career Studies. They serve a number of purposes, which include improving the quality of teaching and learning for all students in all programs allowing equal access for all students to the skills that will assist them in being productive citizens allowing student demonstration of understanding beyond a paper-and-pencil test ensuring a school wide natural integration of the program skills across all contents, beyond the program areas. Program reviews are designed to impact instruction school-wide, across all content areas, not just within the program these reviews measure. The intent is that skills and concepts learned in these programs will be naturally integrated into all content areas to provide students access and learning opportunity across the curriculum. The review of a program should be an on-going, year-round, reflective process. Through careful review, schools will be able to identify strengths, which can be shared with other programs within the building. A careful review will also allow for the identification of weaknesses and areas of growth. It is to a school’s advantage to communicate the program review process and documents to all staff. As the staff identifies their roles in supporting school programs, they can contribute to the process of evidence identification and program improvement.
Click on the following link to access the Practical Living/Vocational Studies Program Review