Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum

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SAGE Publications, 2005 - Education - 320 pages
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`A coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the age of standards-driven education.... It will be an excellent contribution' - H Lynn Erickson, Author, Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (Corwin Press 2002)

`The book builds a bridge of confidence that will convince readers both of the ideas and their own ability to succeed' - David W Champagne, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

`A wonderful and thorough explanation of the Balanced Curriculum' - Michelle Barnea, Educational Consultant, Milburn, New Jersey

The book offers a comprehensive collection of curriculum mapping and assessment tools, including sample lessons, rubrics, planning guides, state-specific examples of implementation; and screen shots from the online database, all illustrating the balanced curriculum process in action.

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David A. Squires is currently an associate professor working with doctoral students in the Educational Leadership Program at Southern Connecticut State University, specializing in curriculum, school reform, and organizational development. Previous positions include with the Comer School Development Program at Yale University; as a central office administrator for over a decade in Red Bank, New Jersey, where student achievement improved from below to above grade level; as a research specialist at Research for Better Schools in Philadelphia; as a graduate research assistant in the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his doctorate in curriculum and supervision with minors in language arts education and administration; and as a high school English teacher in suburban Pittsburgh and inner-city Cleveland. He heads a consulting firm, ABC Education Consultants, LLC, that assists school districts in writing and implementing the Balanced Curriculum.

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