Curriculum and Instruction|
DATE: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Adoption of Recommended Titles as Flexibility Instructional Materials for MIDDLE SCHOOL READING Program (Middle School Education)
The process for selection of flexibility instructional materials for the District's Middle School Reading Program has been completed. The recommended titles are shown on the attached memorandum from Lynn-Dougherty-Underwood, Supervisor, Middle/Secondary Reading. The recommended textbooks will be the primary textbooks. A FLEX textbook committee studied and recommended the instructional materials according to district guidelines (Policy 4.16) which include:
- District FLEX textbook selection committee is trained in the instructional materials evaluation process.
- The FLEX Committee reviews and evaluates submissions using the Florida Department of Education instructional materials evaluation packet.
- The FLEX Committee through a consensus vote recommends instructional materials to be placed on the FLEX list for purchase.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
Goal 1 - The percentage of students scoring at Level 3 or higher on FCAT reading will increase a minimum of 5 percentage points.
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
These items may be purchased using categorical textbook funds included in the general operating budget for Curriculum and Instruction. The estimated cost of the primary textbooks for the Middle School Reading Program is $93,280.
Carol Finch, Supervisor, District Instructional Materials
Lynn Dougherty-Underwood, Supervisor, Middle/Secondary Reading
General Director, Middle School Education
Michael A. Grego, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20061212_189 * Section E Item# 1.04