Using the Toolkit

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan


-Best Practices Models

-Program Requirements


-Sample K-12 Curricula

-Websites and Other Resources

Topic Guides for CIP Plans

Equity and Diversity

Family & Community Engagement

Instructional Strategies

Nebraska Literacy Plan

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment

Special Education: Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD)


Improvement Plan Requirements


Early Childhood

The Nebraska Framework:
A Handbook for Continuous Improvement in Nebraska Schools

Nebraska Statewide Assessment (NeSA)

Professional Development, Data Resources, and Links

Rule 10

State of the Schools Report

Nebraska Department of Education

US Department of Education


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Setting the Goals


Staff will use profile data to determine if curriculum alignment is a strength or an area of need. If the curriculum is appropriately written and aligned, no further work needs to occur in this area within the current Continuous Improvement Process.

Areas of Need

Through the same process, the profile phase may identify areas of need in curriculum alignment.

Priorities to Address

Priorities for curriculum alignment can be determined by utilizing the following Guiding Questions:











Nebraska Department of Education, 2010