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Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum - David A. Squires

Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2004
ISBN: 9780761939627
Number Of Pages: 344

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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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"A coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the age of standards-driven education. It will be an excellent contribution." -- H. Lynn Erickson
"I'm happy with the Balanced Curriculum process, my Board is happy, and my students are benefiting from it." -- Philomena T. Pezzano, District Superintendent
"The book builds a bridge of confidence that will convince readers of both the ideas and of their own ability to succeed." -- David W. Champagne, Professor Emeritus
"A wonderful and thorough explanation of the Balanced Curriculum." -- Michelle Barnea, Educational Consultant
"The work that Dr. Squires has done in moving the curriculum development process onto the Web has removed some of the tedium involved in crafting curriculum, making it `user friendly' and open to the kinds of ongoing changes that make the promise of continual renewal of curriculum a reality." -- From the Foreword by Fenwick W. English, R. Wendell Eaves Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership

Foreword - Fenwick W. EnglishPrefaceAbout the AuthorAbout the Balanced Curriculum Web SiteIntroductionSection I. Curriculum Tools and Concepts: Textbooks, Standards, Alignment, and Standardized Testing1. Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Standards2. Textbooks: What the Research Says3. Understanding and Using National, State, and Local Frameworks and Standards 4. The Importance of Aligning Curriculum5. The Conundrum of Standardized TestingSection II. The Design of the Balanced Curriculum6. Curriculum Structure and Criteria for a Useful and Useable Curriculum7. The Balanced Curriculum Process8. Setting Up the Curriculum Writing Process9. Defining the Components of a Good Program10. Reviewing Standards, Sequencing Courses, Describing Units, and Delineating Unit Timelines11. Other Standards for Alignment and Balance12. Generating and Validating Significant Tasks13. Aligning the Balanced Curriculum With Standards and Assessments14. Balancing the Aligned Curriculum15. Constructing Content Assessments16. Constructing Format AssessmentsSection III. Staff Development for and Results of the Balanced Curriculum17. Introducing the Balanced Curriculum Process in a District18. Staff Development to Promote Curriculum Implementation19. The Superintendent's Role - Philomena T. Pezzano20. The Results So Far: Fifteen Years of Data From Urban, Suburban, and Rural SchoolsBibliographyIndex

ISBN: 9780761939627
ISBN-10: 0761939628
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 30th November 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 1.01