ERIC Number: ED410637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Curriculum Framework.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
When curriculum content, instruction, and local and state assessments are aligned, they become powerful forces that contribute to student achievement. This framework presents a content and a process for developing curriculum that enables schools to realize Michigan's vision for K-12 education. The framework, which includes the resources needed to develop a standards-based curriculum, is organized into three tiers. Tier I begins with a complete list of core-curriculum content standards and benchmarks for grades K-12 in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This part of the framework also includes sections on planning, incorporating teaching and learning strategies, developing a local assessment system, and designing professional development. Executive summaries and a glossary are also included. Tier II contains a collection of toolkits designed to help districts with specific tasks, such as conducting discrepancy analyses, planning subject-area instructional units, designing classroom assessments, and planning a district assessment system. Tier III contains content-area resources that help clarify the curriculum-development process. It also contains a guidebook written specifically for parents and the business community explaining the elements of the framework. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan