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Melad, Genina Dana E.

BSE English II 1

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

1. What is curriculum alignment?


a. Curriculum alignment is the process in which educators across all levels
(including BISD, TSC and UTB) formally evaluate a course or an
educational program to address the changing needs of students and the
workforce. Teachers, educational advisers and program coordinators
collaborate to develop the curriculum and ensure there are no gaps that
may impede academic progress. Research on curriculum alignment
shows a strong correlation to student achievement.
b. It refers to an academic program that is (1) well organized and
purposefully designed to facilitate learning, (2) free of academic gaps and
needless repetitions, and (3) aligned across lessons, courses, subject
areas, and grade levels (a curriculum, in the sense that the term is
typically used by educators, encompasses everything that teachers teach
to students in a school or course, including the instructional materials and
techniques they use). In most cases, the term refers to the alignment of
learning standards and teachingi.e., how well and to what extent a
school or teacher has matched the content that students are actually
taught with the academic expectations described in learning standards
but it also refers to coherence among all the many elements that are
entailed in educating students, including assessments, standardized tests,
textbooks, assignments, lessons, and instructional techniques.
c. It is is an iterative process involving systematic study (curriculum mapping,
analysis, and interpretation) of curricular components to determine the
degree of consistency between what faculty expect students to learn, what
faculty think they teach, and what students learn as a result of their
educational experiences. Curriculum Alignment ensures that a) faculty
teach what they claim they teach and b) student learn what they are
supposed to learn.

2. What are the purposes of alignment?


a. Curriculum Effectiveness
- Increasingly complex understanding of theories, principles, and
practices
- Increasingly complex levels of analysis and development of skills
- Application of theories and principles
b. Curriculum Coherence
- Complexity
- Sequencing
- Linkages
c. The purpose of a systemic curriculum alignment framework is to increase
student achievement by ensuring all students throughout have an
opportunity to access the same, rigorous instruction and are held to the
same high expectations from teacher to teacher and school to school.
3. Identify the types of alignment.
a. Vertical coherence/alignment (By-grade):
- When a curriculum is vertically aligned or vertically coherent, what
students learn in one lesson, course, or grade level prepares
them for the next lesson, course, or grade level. Teaching is
purposefully structured and logically sequenced so that students
are learning the knowledge and skills that will progressively
prepare them for more challenging, higher-level work. For a
related discussion, see learning progression.
b. Horizontal coherence/alignment (Cross-grade):
- When a curriculum is horizontally aligned or horizontally coherent,
what students are learning in one ninth-grade biology course, for
example, mirrors what other students are learning in a different
ninth-grade biology course. In addition, the assessments, tests,
and other methods teachers use to evaluate learning
achievement and progress are based on what has actually been
taught to students and on the learning standards that the students
are expected to meet in a particular course, subject area, or grade
level.

4. What is Academic Budget Plantilla


5. What is the use of ABP?
6. What are the components of plantilla writing?

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