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Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Data to Improve Learning

  • Bena Kallick - Vice President, Professional Development Services, Performance Pathways
  • Jeff Colosimo - President, Performance Pathways

Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs



July 2008 | 144 pages | Corwin

"Kallick and Colosimo have created a terrific book to help readers consider the next steps in using curriculum mapping, assessment, and technology to generate vibrant and productive learning communities."
—From the Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

"This book will help schools everywhere consider the essential questions that great teachers ask, not just in one classroom but across disciplines and grade levels."
—Michael Robinson, Head of School
Lake Forest Country Day School, IL

Enhance instructional planning and learning outcomes through data-based decision making!

Today's educators are presented with data from multiple sources, including curriculum maps and national, state, and local assessments. How can educators make sense of the information from these different sources to improve student achievement?

Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Data to Improve Learning presents effective methods for using data from multiple sources to inform decision making and enrich instructional practices. Data experts Bena Kallick and Jeff Colosimo provide guidance for reviewing curriculum maps, protocols for analyzing student work and assessment data, information about using technology to support the process, and three real-life case studies as examples. The authors help readers successfully

  • Analyze assessment data and curriculum data to revise and improve curriculum
  • Facilitate crucial conversations and professional dialogue
  • Engage faculty as a team to create meaningful consensus
  • Change school culture and give teachers incentives to sustain improvements

By making data-driven decisions, all educators—from classroom teachers and building principals to district administrators and curriculum specialists—can dramatically improve student performance and create an environment that encourages optimism and increases opportunity.


 
Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction to Case Studies
 
1. Transforming to a Data-Informed Culture
Creating a Vision  
Curriculum Mapping as a Data Source  
Assessment Results as a Data Source  
Using an Action Plan to Monitor Process  
Summary  
 
2. Transforming the Culture Through Incentives
Time as an Incentive  
New Roles for Teachers as Incentive  
Teaching and Learning Councils in a Building  
Subject Area Coaches  
Data Miners  
Data-Informed Facilitators  
Mapping Coaches  
Summary  
 
3. The Intersection of Curriculum and Assessment
Creating the Standards-Based School System  
Assessment Data: Individual Classroom  
Assessment Data: Benchmarks Across Grades or Courses  
Assessment Data: State Results  
Curriculum Data: Individual Classroom Level  
Curriculum Data: Across and Within Course or Grade Level  
The Intersection of Curriculum Mapping and Assessment  
Summary  
 
4. Leading With Data
Using State Assessment Data  
A Protocol for Studying State Assessment Data  
Comparing State Results and Curriculum Mapping Data  
Performance Data From Local Benchmark Assessments  
Protocol for Analyzing Benchmark Assessments and Maps  
Classroom Data  
Protocol for Analyzing Student Work in Relation to Their Maps  
Curriculum Mapping Data  
Protocol for Checking the Quality of the Map  
Protocol for Curriculum Dialogue  
Consensus Mapping  
Summary  
 
5. Case Study #1: The West Seneca Central School District
Overcoming Roadblocks to Success: Persevering to Make Curriculum Mapping Work!  
Curriculum and New Teachers  
Curriculum in West Seneca  
The Prologue to Curriculum Mapping  
Leadership  
Zooming In on Two Schools  
Professional Learning Communities  
Addressing Obstacles That Can Impede Progress  
Shared Input and Decision Making  
Curriculum Cabinet/Councils  
Resources & Incentives  
Examining Data and Curriculum Maps  
Summary  
 
6. Case Study #2: Colonial Elementary School
Above and Beyond: A Story of School Improvement  
Building Principal as the Model for Data Analysis  
First Faculty Meeting of the Year: Reflect on the Past and Plan for the Future  
Getting Ready for the New School Year: The Data Pipeline  
Reflective Questionnaire  
Reflective Questions for Math Pre-assessments  
Creating Time for Data Analysis  
Buddy Schedule  
 
7. Case Study #3: West Chester East High School
A High School Journey From Individual to Cohesive Curriculum  
8. Tips for Staying the Course  
 
Index

"Kallick and Colosimo have created a terrific book to help readers consider the next steps in using curriculum mapping, assessment, and technology to generate vibrant and productive learning communities."

From the Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

"By bringing together the best tools of technology, the most current research, and the classical mind-set of great educators, this book will help schools everywhere consider the essential questions that great teachers ask, not just in one classroom but across disciplines and grade levels."

Michael Robinson, Head of School
Lake Forest Country Day School, IL

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