ERIC Number: ED412655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Curriculum Guides Aligned to Missouri's Show-Me Standards: Tips for Missouri Teachers and School Administrators.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This publication explains how Missouri school districts should develop their curriculum guides and outlines processes for aligning curricula with Show Me Standards mandated by the Outstanding Schools Act (1993) and the Missouri School Improvement Program. The challenge for educators is to build relationships among all six kinds of curriculum (recommended, written, taught, supported, tested, and learned). Standards are grouped into performance standards that identify thinking processes and skills students need to acquire, organize, and apply knowledge and knowledge standards that identify important content students should learn from their studies in various disciplines. Developing the guides should involve extensive faculty and community conversations about objectives, not mere compliance with external directives. District curriculum guides should include general goals (outcomes) for graduates in each subject area; a rationale for each subject area and course; a description of content in each subject area and course; a listing of specific, measurable objectives (referenced to Show-Me standards) for each course at each grade level; a description of the district's procedures for evaluating and revising the curriculum; and optional sections on evaluation, scope and sequence, course organization, and instructional resources. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.