Teaching and Instruction

Teacher Survey of Enacted Curriculum: ELA

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). These tools have been developed and refined over the years for use in measuring teachers' instruction and the content of curriculum, standards, and assessments. They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand.

Teacher Survey of Enacted Curriculum: Mathematics

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). These tools have been developed and refined over the years for use in measuring teachers' instruction and the content of curriculum, standards, and assessments. They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand.

Using Standards to Promote Reading Engagement

In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. However, missing in his equation is the feeling of enjoyment that teachers hope will accompany such intensive work. Intrinsic motivation is a key component of self-improvement. Similarly, kids should be able to derive pleasure out of the reading they must do in school if they are expected to demonstrate growth.

Is it true that “what you test is what you get”?


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