ERIC Number: ED426470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Seven-Step Process To Align Curriculum with Oregon State Content Standards.
Golden, Nancy; Lane, Marilyn
OSSC Bulletin, v42 n1 Fall 1998
The University of Oregon (UO) and Captain Robert Gray Elementary School formed a partnership where UO students used the elementary school as a case study for curriculum research. This document gives an overview of the 7-step process the students used to align the school's curriculum with Oregon's content and performance standards. The text opens with what curriculum aligners need to get started and provides information on the content standards timeline, the Oregon statewide assessment system, scoring guides, and the state-test schedule. The booklet then outlines the step-by-step process of curriculum alignment. These steps are: (1) "collect your school's Oregon statewide assessment data"; (2) "chart your school's assessment data by content-standard strand"; (3) analyze the data; (4) write a school-improvement goal and develop activities to carry out that goal based on analysis of the data; (5) develop content-standard strand booklets for each content-standard strand; (6) map content-standard strand by month; and (7) align textbook and other teacher resources using a month-by-month curriculum map. After teachers have completed the process, they can begin to compare their curriculum maps with those of other teachers. The activity should occur across grade levels and even across school levels. A statistics and probability chart and curriculum mapping form are included. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, State Standards
Oregon School Study Council, 217 Education Building, 1571 Alder Street, College of Education, 1215 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1215 ($15, nonmember; $10, member).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.