Suggested Process Used to Evaluate Concept-Based Curriculum

Curriculum evaluation is commonly based solely on the written curriculum. It is therefore important that the curriculum documents be clearly written to convey its intent and communicate the nature of learning within a subject within and across grade levels.

Judgements are made on the basis of systematic analysis and interpretation of documents submitted to the evaluation team. To get a sense of the ‘received curriculum’ through written documents, the evaluation team would also request the school to submit sample student products as well as a sample concept unit. Since the purpose of the evaluation is to provide the school with information to help it improve its curriculum, the evaluation team will go back to the school to ask for additional written documents if important information cannot be gleaned from what has been submitted. To ensure consistent interpretation and application of the rubric, evaluators of all subject areas will have undergone training in the use of the (common) rubric.

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