Creating the Profile
Administrators and teachers should regularly examine the PreK-12 curriculum for horizontal and vertical articulation as well as various developmentally appropriate levels in all subject areas.
Curriculum alignment is a professional responsibility that should engage all staff at all levels. Staff should be familiar with the horizontal and vertical alignment of their specific content area(s) as it relates to the district’s comprehensive curriculum. Community and parent representatives should be involved in this process as appropriate.
In order to positively impact the achievement of all students it is essential to examine the full scope of the curriculum and its linkage across all programs
Administrators and teachers can use the same guiding questions to analyze their PreK-12 curriculum alignment. This analysis will help determine if curriculum alignment is the major reason for low student performance or if it should be considered a strategy to assist in remediation of other issues.