Shifting Gears: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum & Instruction

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Shifting Gears is designed to help educators make the necessary changes in the curriculum.
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Overview


Shifting Gears is designed to help educators make the necessary changes in the curriculum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555919207
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Eleanor Dougherty has taught in elementary, secondary and college institutions. In 1991 she joined the U.S. Department of Educationfs Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) as program officer developing national standards.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Part 1 Linking Standards to Assessments 12
Make Standards Meaningful, Few, and Clear 12
Get Ready, Get Set, Go ... to Your Assessments 13
Design a District Assessment Plan 15
The Role of the Instructional Facilitator 18
Some Larger Implications 20
Part 2 Standards and Assessments Linked to Curriculum and Instruction 23
Take an Inventory of School Practices and Tasks 23
Use Replacement Units to Improve Classroom Instruction 25
A Guide to Selecting High-Quality Tasks 26
Design a Curriculum Matrix 27
Instruction Is the Key to a Quality Curriculum 37
Part 3 In High Gear 39
Use Your Data to Inform and Drive Curricular and Instructional Decisions 39
Support Your Teachers 40
Monitor the Quality of Teaching and Learning 43
Use Resources Wisely 44
Involve Parents and Community 45
Sustain the Alignment 45
Parting Words 46
Glossary 49
Bibliography 51
Index 57
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