Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum / Edition 1 by David A. Squires | 9780761939634 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum / Edition 1

Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum / Edition 1

by David A. Squires
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761939636

ISBN-13: 9780761939634

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Full of field-tested implementation tools, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.

Overview

Full of field-tested implementation tools, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761939634
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Fenwick W. English
Preface
About the Author
About the Balanced Curriculum Web Site
Introduction
Section I. Curriculum Tools and Concepts: Textbooks, Standards, Alignment, and Standardized Testing
1. Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Standards
2. Textbooks: What the Research Says
3. Understanding and Using National, State, and Local Frameworks and Standards
4. The Importance of Aligning Curriculum
5. The Conundrum of Standardized Testing
Section II. The Design of the Balanced Curriculum
6. Curriculum Structure and Criteria for a Useful and Useable Curriculum
7. The Balanced Curriculum Process
8. Setting Up the Curriculum Writing Process
9. Defining the Components of a Good Program
10. Reviewing Standards, Sequencing Courses, Describing Units, and Delineating Unit Timelines
11. Other Standards for Alignment and Balance
12. Generating and Validating Significant Tasks
13. Aligning the Balanced Curriculum With Standards and Assessments
14. Balancing the Aligned Curriculum
15. Constructing Content Assessments
16. Constructing Format Assessments
Section III. Staff Development for and Results of the Balanced Curriculum
17. Introducing the Balanced Curriculum Process in a District
18. Staff Development to Promote Curriculum Implementation
19. The Superintendent's Role - Philomena T. Pezzano
20. The Results So Far: Fifteen Years of Data From Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools
Bibliography
Index

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