ERIC Number: ED252508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Alignment as a Model for School Improvement.
The concept of "curriculum alignment" is based on the principle that, if instructional accomplishments are to be reliably obtained, three things must line up: instructional objectives, testing systems, and classroom instruction. The task of aligning a curriculum is described as requiring four attitudinal approaches: (1) Teachers and administrators need to know what it is that they are responsible for teaching; (2) Teachers need to make decisions about time, materials, and teaching strategies appropriate for helping students learn the skills that are specified in the objectives; (3) Teachers should monitor the progress that they are making on implementing the plan; and (4) Teachers and administrators must assess the results of the school year, identify strengths and weaknesses, and incorporate the assessment into planning for the next year. A teachers' guide to curriculum alignment is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Alignment
Note: In: Anderson, Shirley, Ed. School Effectiveness: Climate, Goals, and Leadership. Summary and Proceedings of a 1982 Regional Exchange Workshop. p15-27. For the complete proceedings, see SP 025 695.