When determining the membership of the team, consider individuals who have specific expertise in curriculum, content, data collection and analysis, assessment, and professional development. Parents, students, and community members may also be assets in the planning process. Possible team members include the following:
- Administrators, including superintenden, principal(s), and/or central office staff (i.e., directors of curriculum, professional development, and school improvement);
- Teachers, representing various grade levels, content areas, and role groups (i.e., elementary, middle school, high school, special education, Title I, gifted and talented, and general education);
- Parent representative(s);
- Student representatives;
- Community, business, and industry representative(s).
The number of members to include on the team is determined locally based on factors such as the size of the district and schools, availability or personnel, and resources.