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

Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum

Paperback Published: 22nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780761939634
Number Of Pages: 344

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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, Author, Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (Corwin Press 2002)

`The book builds a bridge of confidence that will convince readers both of the ideas and their own ability to succeed' - David W Champagne, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

`A wonderful and thorough explanation of the Balanced Curriculum' - Michelle Barnea, Educational Consultant, Milburn, New Jersey

The book offers a comprehensive collection of curriculum mapping and assessment tools, including sample lessons, rubrics, planning guides, state-specific examples of implementation; and screen shots from the online database, all illustrating the balanced curriculum process in action.

"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
Preface
About the Author
About the Balanced Curriculum Web Site
Introduction
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
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780761939634
ISBN-10: 0761939636
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 22nd September 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.79