Managing Curriculum and Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide, 1st Edition

  • Beverly Nichols
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833138
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833138
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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This practitioners' guide and the accompanying CD provide the basic elements of a curriculum management system that will help school districts address, in a practical manner, the need to improve student learning. The emphasis throughout the book on alignment of written, taught, and tested curriculum provides a framework for quality control of a district's educational program. The guidance draws heavily on the foundations of curriculum management, initiated and developed by Fenwick English. The authors offer concrete resources from the many school systems where they have taught, observed, trained, and/or coached educators to implement the changes necessary to dramatically improve student achievement.

Print Publication date: 03/31/2006

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
The Big Picture.
1: Introduction: Concepts and Fundamentals.
2: Overview of Curriculum Management Planning.
3: Needs Assessment.
4: Curriculum Development Cycle.
5: Comprehensive Assessment Plan.
6: Scope and Sequence Development.
7: Curriculum Guides.
8: Instructional Materials Selection Process.
9: Assessment Design and Development.
10: Staff Development and Curriculum Implementation.
11: Monitoring Curriculum Delivery.
12: Assessment Implementation and Data Use.
13: Program Evaluation.
Nuts and Bolts.
14: Introduction: "How to" Steps.
15: How to: Needs Assessment.
16: How to: Curriculum Development Cycle.
17: How to: Comprehensive Assessment Plan Development.
18: How to: Scope and Sequence Development.
19: How to: Developing Curriculum Guides.
20: How to: Instructional Materials Selection.
21: How to: Assessment Design and Development.
22: How to: Staff Development and Implementation of a New or Revised Curriculum.
23: How to: Curriculum Monitoring.
24: How to: Assessment Implementation and Data Use.
25: How to: Program Evaluation.
Sample Forms and Letters.
26: Index of Figures and Accompanying CD Files.
27: Needs Assessment.
28: Curriculum Development/Review Cycle.
29: Assessment Plan Development.
30: Scope and Sequence.
31: Developing Curriculum Guides.
32: Materials Selection.
33: Assessment Design.
34: Staff Development and Implementation.
35: Monitoring.
36: Assessment Implementation and Data Use.
37: Program Evaluation.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
Useful Web Site Links.
About the Authors.