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Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum

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ISBN-10: 0761939636

ISBN-13: 9780761939634

Edition: 2004

Authors: David A. Squires

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What the experts say about how the Balanced Curriculum process can tip the scales in favor of your students! "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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "A coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the age of standards-driven education. It will be an excellent…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

David A. Squires is currently an associate professor working with doctoral students in the Educational Leadership Program at Southern Connecticut State University, specializing in curriculum, school reform, and organizational development. Previous positions include with the Comer School Development Program at Yale University; as a central office administrator for over a decade in Red Bank, New Jersey, where student achievement improved from below to above grade level; as a research specialist at Research for Better Schools in Philadelphia; as a graduate research assistant in the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his doctorate in…    

About the Author
About the Balanced Curriculum Web Site
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