ERIC Number: ED319679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-8
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Curriculum Management System: A Computer Managed Curriculum.
Mann, George; Kitchens, Joe
A description is given of the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Curriculum Management System (CMS), a computer managed system that utilizes input from research findings on effective schools. The goals and objectives of instruction are clearly delineated and effectively communicated to students and their parents. Each student, teacher, and parent receives a computer generated plan of study every 2 weeks which specifies the goals, objectives, and learning activities to be used with each student. Each plan of study is individualized to accommodate the student's developmental level as determined by criterion referenced tests. As the scores of the criterion referenced tests are entered into the CMS, the system automatically builds a plan of study. The CMS encourages high expectations for student achievement and makes it reasonable to have high expectations because each student is working on mastering content which is at the appropriate level. Parents receive highly detailed computer generated reports every 2 weeks informing them of the student's progress. Teachers are enabled to identify objectives which have or have not been mastered at an acceptable level for each student. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Las Vegas, NV, February 5-8, 1990).