The Board of Education recognizes that no single approach to instruction has been proven in all circumstances to be outstandingly superior to another for all students. Therefore, the Superintendent of Schools is encouraged to constantly seek out the most effective instructional programs and techniques.
In field testing such programs and techniques in our school system, proper provisions for control and evaluation will be undertaken by the Superintendent. The Board shall be informed of such testing, and periodic reports shall be made to the Board which will address themselves to the essential features of such programs and techniques; i.e., what students are involved, distinctive aspects of the program, how long it is expected to run, how it will be evaluated, costs, etc.
At the point at which such programs and techniques are deemed worthy of implementation system-wide, the Superintendent will follow the procedures in policy 4230, which addresses itself to program adoption.
Cross-ref: 4230, Curriculum Adoption
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: September 29, 2003