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ERIC Number: ED588503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Standards Alignment to Curriculum and Assessment. CSAI Update
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation
To understand standards alignment in the context of curriculum and assessment, it is important to understand what standards are, what curriculum consists of, what assessments are, and what alignment means in the context of curriculum and assessment. Standards indicate what students should know and be able to do within a particular content area, while curriculum shapes how students will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in the standards. Assessments can be used to gather evidence related to student learning. Assessments may include summative, benchmark, or interim tests, or may involve more informal methods of data collection through a formative assessment process. This update reviews two states, Louisiana and Oregon, and what they have done to align their curriculum and assessment programs respectively.
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation at WestEd. 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Fax: 415-615-3200; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI); WestEd
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Oregon
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B050022A