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ERIC Number: EJ795680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
Managing Curriculum: Rapid Implementation and Sustainability of a Districtwide Data Initiative
Wayman, Jeffrey C.; Conoly, Katherine
ERS Spectrum, v24 n2 p4-8 Spr 2006
In March 2003, the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) received a Curriculum Management Audit report from the Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center of the Texas Association of School Administrators. One of the findings of this audit was that CCISD lacked a clear comprehensive management plan to define and guide the design, delivery, and evaluation of curriculum. The audit also revealed that curriculum guides in place at the time were inadequate resources to align teaching with state and local assessments. In response to this audit, CCISD administration decided to acquire a curriculum management system (CMS) that would support and facilitate curriculum alignment in terms of how the curriculum was defined, taught, and tested, and allow all educators efficient access to student data for instructional improvement. CCISD personnel decided that the CMS and the new curriculum/data initiative should be implemented simultaneously because of the mutual support offered. CCISD administration endeavored to complete implementation in one school year, expecting participation from all district personnel in this initiative. Successful implementation was achieved during the 2004-05 school year, and CCISD personnel now face the inevitable next step: how to sustain and grow use of this system. In this paper, we describe the process of establishing the curriculum management system in support of the CCISD curriculum and data initiative. We will describe the selection and implementation process, discuss successes and challenges encountered along the way, and explore questions of future sustainability for CCISD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Cited: ED506645