Biology materials review


November 7, 2012


Contact: Heather Roach

ASD Communications

Phone: (907) 742-4151




ASD reviewing and adopting new high school biology materials

Opportunity for parents and community to review vendor materials

This year, the district administration will update its high school biology materials. The materials currently being used are almost 20 years old.


In September, the district issued an invitation for vendors to submit materials for biology and AP biology. A committee of high school biology teachers created an initial scoring rubric for the materials that will be reviewed. Parents, students and the community are invited to view and score the materials.


Materials review:

Tuesday, Nov. 13

3:30-5:30 p.m.

King Career Center, meeting room 1

Saturday, Nov. 17

Noon-3 p.m.

ASD Education Center boardroom


After receiving community feedback, the committee will tally the rubrics to determine a short list of vendors to advance to the next phase of review. The final two vendors will present their materials.


Vendor presentations:

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Presentation 1: 5-6 p.m.

Presentation 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

ASD Education Center boardroom


After the presentations, a recommendation will be made to the school board. It is expected that the school board will make a final decision in January 2013.


For more information, contact the ASD STEM Department at 742-4856.

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