Aligning Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

As teachers attempt to align curriculum, assessment, and instruction, they must begin by looking at the big picture and finding the over-riding ideas set forth by their district’s standards. By thinking about the end result and imagining various levels of proficiency, they begin to define their instructional goals. Participants will be able to identify the content and process standards and the curriculum for which they are accountable, and will learn how to plan for aligning standards to curriculum. They will be able to design alternative assessment tools to monitor student achievement.