Introducing the Curriculum Analysis Module
The Curriculum Analysis Module (CAM) brings together all four aspects of the curriculum: the intended, enacted, assessed, and learned (in order from left to right in the chart). This is the first time we are able to actually report performance results, whether for individual classroom assessments, state summative results, or virtually any assessment in between.
|Number Sense / Properties / Relationships||0.3||7.5||5.2||2.2||1.9|
|Number Sense / Properties / Relationships||3.21||4.54||4.81||2.12||0.53|
|Number Sense / Properties / Relationships||3.36||10.7||2.27||0.56||0.7|
|Number Sense / Properties / Relationships||67.34||77.88||71.12||92.97||70.33|
Most major content standards, including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, English, Language Arts & Literacy, and the Next Generation Science Standards are available through the SEC Online Content Library.
The SEC content descriptions of standards provide a unique and detailed view of the content embedded in one or another standard at a given grade level.
Descriptions of instructional content are confidentially reported by teachers using either the SEC annual survey, or the new SEC Log system that allows teachers to enter descriptions of classroom instruction throughout the year.
Using the either the regular SEC report generator or the teacher version of the CAM, teachers can compare their instructional practice to content standards in order to make informed decisions about instructional alignment. The CAM also includes an Alignment Analysis function that provides detailed alignment information.
Descriptions of assessment content are collected using the same content analysis procedures used to describe content standards. The resulting descriptions provide a detailed look at the content being assessed in terms of what students should know and be able to do.
The CAM allows the user to examine how well aligned 'what' is being assessed is to the relevant content standards and/or instruction. The CAM's Alignment Analysis function includes reporting on assessment alignment in addition to instructional alignment.
Performance descriptions provide clear indications of how well students perform on the content they are tested on (see Assessment Descriptions) and at a level of detail unmatched by other approaches to analyzing student performance.
Using the CAM you will be able to view each of these four domains of the curriculum in relation to one another. Really get a handle on how the curriculum plays out in your district or school using the CAM.
The descriptive tile charts allow for a quick review and comparison of descriptions across all four curriculum domains. Additional windows not shown enable detailed quantitative examination of instructional alignment to both the intended and assessed curriculum. Individual item results with p-value and content descriptions is also available through the CAM.
The CAM is further supported by an online content analysis interface that allows for online content 'coding', enabling the creation of online content analysis teams, from the independent coding through the team review process, the entire content analysis process can now be conducted completely online!