Curriculum, Learning, and Innovation PK-12


As of 2019 RI Law 16-22-32. High quality curriculum and materials states that LEAs must adopt “high quality curriculum and resources” for math and ELA by June 2023 and by June 2025 for science. This law also states that the curriculum and materials must be responsive to the LEAs cultural and linguistic needs and support culturally responsive practices.
Given this legislation, the South Kingstown School District is strategically developing PK-12 Guaranteed and Viable Curricula for all content areas, inclusive of resources, aligned to RI State Standards.

RI State Standards
RI Early Learning and Development Standards
RI Core Standards ELA/Literacy
RI Core Standards Mathematics
RIDE Civics and Social Studies Site (the grade span documents may be a starting place)
Updated RI History, Civics, and Social Studies Standards Coming Soon
Next Generation Science Standards
RI Comprehensive Health Outcomes Note: The Health Education Framework are scheduled to be reviewed by the Council of Education in August.

Curriculum Design Cycle
Phase One - Research and Study
Current research and best practice are reviewed to update knowledge in the field including new understandings regarding teaching and learning when appropriate. Local assessment data will be analyzed to determine how well students are performing.
Phase Two - Drafting the Curriculum Framework
A curriculum framework template is drafted and populated as components of the framework are collaboratively developed.
Phase Three – School Committee Adoption and Implementation
Once the curriculum is adopted, teachers are provided with the necessary resources and training to implement it at the classroom level. During this phase, teachers will implement appropriate differentiation techniques, curricular integration, and standards-based common assessments.
Phase Four - Monitoring
Implementation of the curriculum will be supervised by building administrators. The
administrators may seek support from the appropriate leadership in understanding the particular curriculum and instructional practices associated with it.
Phase Five- Evaluation
The curriculum will be reviewed to assess the extent to which all students have met the
standards of achievement it sets, and to begin planning for Phase One of the next cycle. This evaluation can be based on a variety of data, including, but not limited to, standardized
assessment data, common assessments, parent and staff surveys, and performance
assessments. It will also be evaluated for its compatibility with the Professional Learning
Community (PLC) process.

Curriculum Cycle Timeline
District Literacy Leadership Team Developed 20/21
Develop ELA Curriculum Writing Team 21/22
Study of the Standards
Assessment Literacy
Scope and Sequence
Adoption of HQ Resource K-5 Summer 2021; 6-HS Summer 2022
Develop District Math Leadership Team Spring/Summer 2021
Develop Math Curriculum Writing Team 22/23
Study of the Standards
Assessment Literacy
Scope and Sequence
Adoption of HQ Resource PK-12 Summer 2023
Develop District Science Leadership Team Spring/Summer 2022
Develop Science Curriculum Writing Team 23/24
Study of the Standards
Assessment Literacy
Scope and Sequence
Adoption of HQ Resource PK-12 Summer 2024

All other content areas will be addressed in the Strategic Planning process.

References and Support Documents

Curriculum Audit: Phase 1 - Gathering Documents
After compiling all available documents, a full audit was not possible as there is not a codified PK-12 GVC in any content post 2014.
RI Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Ed Basic Education Program (BEP)