§ 16-22-23. Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science.
(a) The board of regents for elementary and secondary education shall select and/or develop a statewide curriculum (i) in Mathematics and English/Language Arts for students in grades kindergarten (k) through twelve (12) by August 31, 2006 and (ii) in Science for students in grades kindergarten (k) through twelve (12) by August 31, 2008.
(b) The curriculum selected and/or developed by the board of regents shall:
(1) Be aligned with state standards and assessments utilized by the state department of elementary and secondary education;
(2) Contain sufficient detail to guide teachers in planning lessons aligned with state standards and assessments.
(c) By November 1, 2006, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall prepare an outline for development and implementation of the science curriculum utilizing appropriate groups and then shall convene a science curriculum advisory committee for the purpose of developing recommended curriculum to the board of regents for elementary and secondary education. The science advisory committee shall include teachers, representatives of teacher unions, administrators, curriculum directors, school committee members, and experts designated by the commissioner.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 345, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 398, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 19, § 4.)