Curriculum Management System
The Curriculum Management System (CMS) provides clear guidelines and procedures for significant areas related to standards-based teaching and learning. Standards-based teaching and learning form the backbone of our education system. Adopting or revising new standards requires high-quality instructional materials, professional learning, alignment to assessment, and clear communication and connection across initiatives. The CMS is to be used in the tri-level system to define the roles and responsibilities of each level. The CMS aligns with the Hawai‘i State Board of Education (BOE) policies and other applicable regulations. It establishes timelines and tools for standards, the Instructional Materials Approval Process (IMAP) for high-quality instructional materials review, and defines key terms to ensure common language and understanding.
The components of the CMS are:
None of the components of the CMS happen in isolation. Instructional materials adoption should be aligned to current standards and other ongoing initiatives. Professional learning is critical to the implementation of standards-based teaching and learning using high-quality instructional materials. Quality instructional materials include classroom assessments that are aligned to standards and provide formative and summative feedback; these should be part of a coherent system of assessments that includes state summative assessments where applicable. Communication is key to ensuring a cohesive tri-level approach to standards and curriculum.
Roles and Responsibilities
Role Groups and Role Types
Deputy Superintendent and Office
State Offices (EOs, RTs)
State community partners
Complex Area Superintendent
District and Complex Area Educational Officers
District and Complex Area Resource Teachers
Complex area community partners
School Community Council
Local school community partners