Since November of 2010, the Wauwatosa School District has been facilitating a review of JK-12 science curriculum. As a part of that process, Madison based science consultant LeRoy Lee was hired to review the science program. He presented the Executive Summary to the Curriculum Council and Board of Education in December 2012. As a part of his audit of the science curriculum he surveyed parents, students and staff. In addition, he facilitated focus groups at both middle and high schools to learn more about student perceptions of their science learning. His comprehensive report can be viewed here.
The new science curriculum was adopted fot the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers were trained over the summer of 2012.
The elementary schools are using Active Science published by Sangari.
The middle schools are using IQWST also published by Sanquari.
The high school science curriculum review will continue throughout the 2012-13 school year. High school Science Content Teams, made up of representative teachers and administrators, will use the audit results to inform their work in reviewing the curriculum and making final recommendations to the Board of Education.