Corwin: Curriculum Alignment: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement: David A. Squires: 9781412960076

Curriculum Alignment

Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau David A. Squires Southern Connecticut State University
ABC Education Consultants LLC, Branford, CT
© 2009   232 pages   7" x 10"  
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"One of the few books that takes a holistic look at alignment and helps clarify the definition of alignment. Squires helped increase my knowledge as an instructional leader and showed me that alignment can be a valuable tool when used with real intent. The book engaged me in authentic reflection on my professional practice."

Margarete Couture, Principal

South Seneca Central School District, NY

"The author provides readers with much food for thought, resources to delve more deeply into specific ideas, and benefits and challenges to weigh when making curricular and alignment decisions. Readers are urged to seriously consider how they define curriculum and are offered an alternative definition that, when acted upon, may play a critical role in increasing student learning."

Judith A. Rogers, Professional Learning Specialist

Tucson Unified School District, AZ

Curriculum Alignment

Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau David A. Squires Southern Connecticut State University
ABC Education Consultants LLC, Branford, CT
© 2009   232 pages   7" x 10"  
Corwin

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"One of the few books that takes a holistic look at alignment and helps clarify the definition of alignment. Squires helped increase my knowledge as an instructional leader and showed me that alignment can be a valuable tool when used with real intent. The book engaged me in authentic reflection on my professional practice."
—Margarete Couture, Principal
South Seneca Central School District, NY

Use the power of alignment to strengthen curriculum and raise student achievement!

Aligning what is taught, written, and tested can be a powerful, systemic way of improving school performance. This guidebook, written by a long-time educator and proponent of curriculum alignment, demonstrates how to apply specific principles and recommendations to improve curriculum, instruction, and test scores.

This resource offers school and district administrators and curriculum specialists concrete, practical guidance for aligning curriculum and instruction with state standards and assessments to improve teaching and learning. The author offers research-based strategies that reinforce the importance of curriculum alignment and shows how districts can:

  • Use alignment as a major curriculum design element
  • Translate research into usable strategies to achieve measurable results
  • Expand options for raising test results and student outcomes
  • Connect school policy with continuous school improvement
  • Meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind

Comprehensive, thoughtful, and realistic, Curriculum Alignment offers a wide range of approaches to appeal to educators at every level.

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