Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.

Standard One: Establish a Well-Crafted, Focused, Valid, and Clear Curriculum to Direct Teaching

Standard one: Establish a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum to direct teaching

A standards-based curriculum has become the norm for districts across the United States. The objective of this movement is to see that standards become the target for instructional planning, that schools ensure that all students are working toward the same goals, that teachers understand what they are accountable for, and that students are provided with a learning environment that enables them to achieve the standards (Perna & Davis, 2007). However, in the fervor to develop standards by learned organizations and state departments of education, there has been a proliferation of standards to the point where it would be impossible for ...

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