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Aligning and balancing the standards-based curriculum

Author: David A Squires
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Full of field-tested implementation tools, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.

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Genre/Form: Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Squires
ISBN: 0761939628 9780761939627 0761939636 9780761939634
OCLC Number: 54931570
Description: xxii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Curriculum tools and concepts: textbooks, standards, alignment, and standardized testing --
Curriculum, instruction, assessment, and standards --
Textbooks: what the research says --
Understanding and using national, state, and local frameworks and standards --
The importance of aligning curriculum --
The conundrum of standardized testing --
The design of the balanced curriculum --
Curriculum structure and criteria for a useful and useable curriculum --
The balanced curriculum process --
Setting up the curriculum writing process --
Defining the components of a good program --
Reviewing standards, sequencing courses, describing units, and delineating unit timelines --
Other standards for alignment and balance --
Generating and validating significant tasks --
Aligning the balanced curriculum with standards and assessments --
Balancing the aligned curriculum --
Constructing content assessments --
constructing format assessments --Staff development for and results of the balanced curriculum --
Introducing the balanced curriculum process in a district --
Staff development to promote curriculum implementation --
The superintendent's role --
The results so far: fifteen years of data from urban, suburban, and rural schools.
Responsibility: David A. Squires ; foreword by Fenwick W. English.
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