http://sites.google.com/site/aea11alig nment/learningcenter/icattutorial The above link will take you to the Heartland AEA 11 I-CAT tutorial and informational site.
The I-CAT introduction site includes the following information: Contents 1 Introduction 2 Purposes and Uses of I-CAT 3 Policy Issues 4 Foundational Concepts and I-CAT Applications 5 Preparation and Training 5.1 Database Set Up and Data Entry 5.2 Data Analysis and Use 6 Data Entry, Analysis and Use 6.1 Data Entry 6.2 Data Analysis and Use 7 Field Testing (Model and Results)
http://sites.google.com/site/aea11alignment/le arningcenter/key-concepts-and-terms The above site will take you to the Heartland AEA 11 site of definitions and terms related to curriculum and alignment.
Becoming familiar with the definitions and terms related to Iowa Core Curriculum (ICC) and Alignment will aid understanding of the implementation and application of ICC.
The following are images of some of the different sections of the I-CAT site.
To identify progression of content coverage across grade levels To encourage and guide cross-curricular content planning To identify gaps in areas of content coverage To identify over- coverage of content areas To guide district discussions about content alignment with core curriculum requirements To strengthen content and assessment alignment To strengthen alignment of current curriculum with required curriculum content