schedule for revising the curriculum for all ages is the following:
- 2019-2020- Mathematics
- 2020-2021- Cultural Studies
- 2021-2022- English
- 2022-2023- Library, Intensive English, Languages Other than English
- 2023-2024- Open Year
- 2025-2026- Science
- 2026-2027- Various (Preschool, Technology, Music, Art, PE, Study Skills, Med & Publications)
- 2027-2028- Mathematics
If you are interested in
seeing the history of curriculum development in QSI, please click below on the
History of QSI Curriculum.
An Ongoing Process
Quality Schools International (QSI) is committed to the continuous development of curriculum with goals set to improve the standard of student performance. QSI is continuously dedicated to:
- Evaluating the alignment of Exit, Program, Course,
Essential Units and Essential Outcomes.
- Evaluating course development based on staff input,
student needs, and outside standards.
- Planned Program and Course Outcome revisions on a
This is evident through the
A program is revised on the basis of the number of years since the last revision and/or recognized need for improvement.
Program revision is initiated by QSI staff and administrators and has been
organized to ensure future planning for continued revision.
Each year QSI organizes curriculum
development in selected courses. Teachers are recruited from QSI schools to
serve as curriculum writers. Once selected, then writers evaluate the
current courses and materials. Feedback from the broader QSI community is
also encouraged through surveys. QSI Resource reaches out to publishers
and begins the selection process of examining available materials. It
encourages staff to then begin while at school sites. The process is then
worked on during a summer writing session where textbooks and related materials
are evaluated and selected. The writing team then creates a draft of the course
outcomes and sets goals for writing during the coming school year. The QSI
curriculum team will then come together at a designated time and location
during the spring of the school year to complete the writing of the course and
unit statements. The completed curriculum will then be published, entered into QMS, and sent out to all QSI schools.
QSI will continue to
dedicate staff, administration, time, and money to the continuous revision and
development of curriculum for the success of all QSI students.
When searching on the curriculum tab of the website, a variety of different components can be found. Read below for a brief explanation of each component. All components are found in folders in the
first Curriculum tab on this site.
This document is what is expected of students who attend QSI schools for any length of time. QSI’s brief Do Know Believe on our logo reflects these three
categories: Success Orientations (believe), Competencies (do), and Knowledge (know).
Program Outcomes summarize all the courses taught in a program
of study. There are 7 programs of study listed below. These
documents are revised at the time the curriculum is being revised. Each program of study lists the courses in that
program that are taught in QSI (e.g. Literacy-6, Literature-12, Writing-13, SEC
British Literature, SEC Research, etc.).
- Cultural Studies
- Creative and Dramatic Arts
- PE and Health
- Languages other than English (LOE)
The Course Outcomes give a
specific overview of the whole course (e.g. Literacy-9 or Algebra). They explain the units that will be taught in each
course. These are written for each
course taught in QSI.
ESSENTIAL UNITS (EU) and SELECTIVE UNITS (SU)
Essential Units are units
that will be taught in that course during the school year. Selective
Units are choices that teachers can make to complete the course of study.
Many courses will have a mandated set of Essential Units with a choice of one
or two Selective Units per course. These documents show the specific learning statements that students will learn during the unit.
The TSW statements show
what is expected of each child to master in each course they study. There are different types of TSWs in the units.
- Essential Outcomes- taught and assessed for mastery
- Introduced Outcomes– taught, not assessed for mastery*
- Practiced/Ongoing Outcomes– ongoing skills taught throughout the unit*
Rubrics are tools that
teachers use to evaluate the work students produce
in a unit.