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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


March 2014 | 144 pages | Corwin
Curriculum mapping, utilizing assessment data, and differentiating instruction can improve schools and raise student achievement. But schools need to seamlessly integrate all three techniques in order to see schoolwide change.

Kallick & Colosimo show readers what are the essential questions to ask about the curriculum, the data, and instructional and assessment techniques and how technology can drive the process. They provide real-life examples of districts using these techniques successfully. The book uses the AlterNet software as an example of how technology can help schools develop an information technology system to help the reader tap into and make effective decisions based on the data.

 
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

Bena Kallick

Bena Kallick, Ph.D  is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad.  Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation at Union Graduate School. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies for the classroom. Formerly a Teachers' Center director, Kallick also created a children's museum based on problem solving and invention. She was the coordinator of a high school alternative designed for at-risk students.  She is... More About Author

Jeff Colosimo

Jeff Colosimo is a cofounder and the current CEO of Performance Pathways Inc., a technology company specializing in data-driven curriculum and assessment solutions. Colosimo has become a nationally recognized business leader and successful entrepreneur as a result of his commitment and innovative work over the past fifteen years in the K–12 education technologies industry. In his past experience as the founder and president of two other technology companies, AlterNet Performance and Alternate Solutions, his innovative work in the field led to several awards, including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, Arthur Anderson’s... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412927826
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