"This book makes the reader think deeply about the role of curriculum planning and its connection to assessment in this age of accountability."
—J. Jeannette Lovern, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Eastern Kentucky University
"For educators who want students and schools to be successful, this book provides a clear and proven process to accomplish this goal. It is succinct, yet packed with what's really important to create, develop, assess, and lead curriculum."
—Jane McDonald, Education Consultant in Leadership Development
The classic book on curriculum alignment—with new guidance for today's educational leaders!
The issue of balancing testing, curriculum design, and teaching practices is a pressing one for today's schools. Now in its third edition, this influential book on developing and aligning curriculum is updated with new insights on providing effective curriculum leadership, increasing student success, and closing the achievement gap.
Addressing the fundamentals of curriculum design in the context of a standards-based environment, Fenwick W. English focuses on how administrators and teachers can best collaborate to create a high-quality curriculum for all students. Readers will find:
- Guidance on curriculum mapping and other user-friendly tools
- New information on differentiating teaching, learning, and assessment to meet the needs of special education students, English language learners, and others
- Additional content on addressing cultural differences in curriculum content and assessment practices
- A new chapter on the challenges educators face in their roles as curriculum leaders