Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability Council
Purpose of Council
To identify and study issues and make recommendations on practices, policies, and positions to ACSA’s leadership and staff and to state agencies relating to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. To identify and disseminate best practices for administrators who work in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and accountability, to ensure student-centered instruction and services, which prepare all students to compete in an international society. To plan, develop, and coordinate professional learning programs, electronic media, and publications related to council business. To maintain liaison with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), including nominating WASC commissioners. To review all non-ACSA requests to conduct research using ACSA records. To maintain liaison with state agencies and other organizations which impact curriculum, instruction, accountability, interventions, assessment, and evaluation. To assist in ACSA membership recruitment.
In order to accomplish this purpose we will:
- Identify and research issues related to equity and diversity to ensure equal access and equitable outcomes for all members and students we serve.
- Develop strong recruitment and retention policies and practices to grow membership through relevant services, products, and resources that address the needs of underserved stakeholders.
- Recommend policies, practices, and resources which lead to quality instructional/educational programs and services to ensure that all students are college and career ready.
- Assist in the development of programs, resources, and materials to help leaders effectively respond to issues that arise from religious affiliation as well as cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, sexual orientation, and economic differences among students and communities.
- Establish partnerships and communication links with national and state administrator, teacher, parent and other educational organizations.
- Assist the board in implementing aspects of the association strategic plan goals in regards to equity and diversity issues that impact students and leaders.
Responsibilities of Council Members:
- Provide leadership at the region level for the region level committee.
- Disseminate information from council meetings to Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability leaders at the region level.
- Attend ACSA Leadership Summit.
- Contribute articles to region newsletters.
- Attend three state council meetings.
- Serve as a representative for the Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability Council on other related committees/councils with other organizations.
- Serve as a presenter at ACSA sponsored Curriculum and Instruction Academy (desirable).
- Initiate discussions at state council level about regional issues that have statewide impact.
- Serve a three-year term.
- Dedicate time to CI&E Council in addition to regular work responsibilities. Estimated total time commitment per year = six days + Leadership Summit.
- In district or county positions dealing with curriculum, instruction, and accountability issues.