Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Data to Improve Learning / Edition 1
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Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Data to Improve Learning / Edition 1

by Bena Kallick, Jeff Colosimo
     
 

ISBN-10: 141292782X

ISBN-13: 9781412927826

Pub. Date: 07/03/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Educators today are presented with data from multiple sources, including national, state, and local assessments as well as curriculum mapping processes. Effective methods for utlizing this data to inform decision making and ultimately improve student learning is the focus of this book by data experts Bena Kallick and Jeff Colosimo.

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Overview

Educators today are presented with data from multiple sources, including national, state, and local assessments as well as curriculum mapping processes. Effective methods for utlizing this data to inform decision making and ultimately improve student learning is the focus of this book by data experts Bena Kallick and Jeff Colosimo.

Kallick and Colosimo show readers the essential questions to ask about the curriculum, the data, and instructional and assessment techniques and how technology can drive the process. They include real-life examples of districts using these techniques successfully. In addition, the book shows how technology can be used to help schools access and process data, and make effective decisions based on the data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927826
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,153,016
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xvi
About the Authors     xvii
Transforming to a Data-Informed Culture     1
Creating a Vision     2
Curriculum Mapping as a Data Source     3
Assessment Results as a Data Source     5
Using an Action Plan to Monitor Process     6
Technology as a Resource     10
Summary     10
Transforming the Culture Through Incentives     11
Time as an Incentive     11
New Roles for Teachers as Incentive     13
Teaching and Learning Councils in a Building     14
Subject Area Coaches     14
Data Miners     14
Data-Informed Facilitators     14
Mapping Coaches     15
Summary     16
The Intersection of Curriculum and Assessment     17
Creating the Standards-Based School System     17
Assessment Data: Individual Classroom     19
Assessment Data: Benchmarks Across Grades or Courses     22
Assessment Data: State Results     24
Curriculum Data: Individual Classroom Level     24
Curriculum Data: Across and Within Course or Grade Level     25
The Intersection of Curriculum Mapping and Assessment     25
Summary     28
Leading With Data     29
Using State Assessment Data     30
A Protocol for Studying State Assessment Data     31
Comparing State Results and Curriculum Mapping Data     32
Areas of Strength     32
Areas of Possible Concern     33
Performance Data From Local Benchmark Assessments     33
Protocol for Analyzing Benchmark Assessments and Maps     34
Classroom Data     34
Protocol for Analyzing Student Work in Relation to Their Maps     35
Curriculum Mapping Data     36
Protocol for Checking the Quality of the Map     36
Curriculum Dialogue     38
Protocol for Curriculum Dialogue     38
Consensus Mapping Process     39
Summary     40
Introduction to Case Studies     41
Case Study 1: West Seneca Central School District     43
Overcoming Roadblocks to Success: Persevering to Make
Curriculum Mapping Work     44
West Seneca Central School District     44
Curriculum and New Teachers     45
Curriculum in West Seneca     46
The Prologue to Curriculum Mapping     46
Leadership     48
Zooming in on Two Schools     52
Professional Learning Communities     52
Addressing Obstacles That Can Impede Progress     56
Time     56
Training to Develop Necessary Skills     60
Technology     61
Personalities     62
Empty Chair Concept     63
Shared Input and Decision Making     64
Curriculum Cabinet/Councils     64
Resources and Incentives     65
Examining Data and Curriculum Maps     66
Summary     73
Case Study 2: Colonial Elementary School     75
Above and Beyond: A Story of School Improvement     75
Colonial Elementary School: Using a Zoom Lens     78
Building Principal as the Model for Data Analysis     79
First Faculty Meeting of the Year: Reflect on the Past and Plan for the Future     80
Getting Ready for the New School Year: The Data Pipeline     80
The Use of Reflection to Foster Learning     81
Creating Time for Data Analysis: Buddy Schedule     83
Colonial School District: Using a Wide Angle Lens     84
Case Study 3: West Chester East High School     87
A High School Journey: From Individual to Cohesive Curriculum     87
Year One: A Starting Point     88
Sharing Our Findings     89
Introducing the Mapping Process     92
Reflecting on Year One     95
Continuing the Process: Year Two     95
A Different Perspective: Year Three     97
Sharing What We Learned     99
Sustaining the Initiative     99
Teaching Literacy: Year Four     100
Moving Forward: Year Five     102
Reflecting on the Journey     103
Tips for Staying the Course     105
References     109
Index     111

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