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1 Defining & Aligning Local Curricula Summer Institute 2011

2 Curriculum Is… 2 MS Clip Art

3 Curriculum is comprised of all the tools, practices, and resources that lead us from standards to student achievement. 3 Curriculum Standards Student Achievement

4 Curriculum 4 State Level District Level School Level Institute Work Standards Student Achievement

5 Curriculum is: 5

6 Curriculum is a Complex Combination of Materials, Resources, and Actions

7 Curriculum: The Written – (DPI and LEA) – Identifies Critical Expectations Instruction: The Taught – (Teacher and LEA) – Defines Essential Outcomes – Presents Relevant Information – Develops Understanding Assessment: The Tested – (Teacher and Student) – Reveals Students Achieved Skills – Formative/Summative Assessment 7 Curriculum: Three Distinct Components

8 Curriculum 8 Standards Student Achievement State LevelLocal LevelSchool Level Common Core & Essential Standards Instruction & Assessment NCDPI DistrictTeachers Local Curricula

9 Curriculum 9 Standards Student Achievement

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11 Components of Local Curricula Learning Targets Instructional Sequence Recommended Delivery Practices Assessment Guidance Professional Development Policies and Regulations 11

12 Importance of Alignment 12 Alignment is an even stronger predictor of student achievement on standardized tests than are socioeconomic status, gender, race, and teacher effect. (Elmore & Rothman, 1999: Mitchell, 1998; Wishnick,1989)

13 Curriculum 13 Standards Student Achievement State Level Local Level School Level NCDPI DistrictTeachers Instruction & Assessment Instruction & Assessment Common Core & Essential Standards Common Core & Essential Standards Local Curricula Content - Cognitive Type - Context

14 Ainsworth, Larry. Power Standards: Identifying the Standards That Matter the Most. Denver, CO: Advanced Learning, Print. Downey, Carolyn J. 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, Print. DuFour, Richard. Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service, Print. English, Fenwick W., and Betty E. Steffy. Deep Curriculum Alignment: Creating a Level Playing Field for All Children on High-stakes Tests of Educational Accountability. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Education, Print. Glatthorn, Allan A. Developing a Quality Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Print. Heritage, Margaret. Formative Assessment: Making It Happen in the Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, Print. Resources

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