Within an educational context, scope refers to the expansiveness or comprehensiveness of a curriculum, and sequence refers to the order in which content standards, concepts, and skills of a comprehensive curriculum are taught. Thus, a curriculum scope and sequence is a framework that school faculty and leaders may design and implement as a guide that systematically outlines when and which content, concepts, and skills are taught. A scope and sequence serves as an institutional map for educators and administrators to use as they plan appropriate instruction and curriculum options for their students. This entry provides an overview of scope and sequence, particularly as it relates to the gifted.


Historically, scope and sequence became popularized after Ralph Tyler published his seminal text entitled Basic Principles of ...

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