Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment



March 2017 Curriculum Update
What is the connection between curriculum, instruction, and assessment? What is assessment’s place in this trio? In reality, curriculum includes instruction and assessment. If you look up the word curriculum you will get some narrow definitions which talk about the courses or subjects taught at a school, but curriculum without instruction and assessment only tells us what students will learn. Instruction brings curriculum to life and assessment informs instructional decisions.

The role of assessment is more important than just reporting on a student’s learning. What educators do with assessment results is vital. Assessment results give teachers information to help them plan. When results are good, we celebrate. Nothing feels better for an educator than to see student success. But when those results aren’t so good, we look harder so we can adapt instruction, adjust course, and provide additional supports so all students continue to grow and progress.

January 2017 Curriculum Update

Curriculum Maps

Curriculum Management Plan

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (DESE)

MCAS Resources

A Message from Commissioner Chester

Parent Resources

Common Core Parent Roadmaps for Mathematics

Common Core Parent Roadmaps for English Language Arts

Mentoring Resources

Mentoring Handbook


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