Deep Curriculum Alignment: Creating a Level Playing Field for All Children on High-stakes Tests of Educational Accountability
Why do testing and accountability efforts in today's schools fail? In Deep Curriculum Alignment, English and Steffy explore the flaws in state mandated testing, advocating a more comprehensive approach to teaching and testing. This highly practical book will guide you into a deeply aligned curriculum that produces academic results and a level playing field. Each chapter covers principles of testing and curriculum building, and concludes with a summary of the key concepts presented. The authors survey various studies, present the ethical dilemmas involved in testing, and present a step-by-step guide to pedagogical parallelism and alignment.
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Facing the Scourge of the Test Score Zeitgeist
Understanding the Dynamics of the Playing Field
Initiating Actions to Level the Competitive Playing Field
Engaging in Deep Curriculum Alignment
Creating a Viable Alternative to Testing as Mass Inspection
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