Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

2210C - ASSESSING THE CORPORATION'S LEARNING PROGRAMS

There is a continuing need to assess the courses of study and other programs that comprise the learning plan for the Corporation. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the total curriculum and of each learning program is the first step in producing a quality revision or update.

Scope and Sequence

It is essential that, periodically, an analysis be done of the learning objectives for each subject and skills area to ensure that:

 

A.

the learning objectives (intended learnings) for each grade or level are building cumulatively toward student accomplishment of the learning outcomes at each grade or level and for the entire curriculum area;

     
 

B.

there are no gaps in the learning objectives that would inhibit a student from accomplishing the learning outcomes;

     
 

C.

there are no unnecessary duplications or redundancies in the learning objectives or the learning outcomes.

Learning Programs (Courses of Study)

Prior to a working committee undertaking the revision of a course of study or any other learning program offered by the Corporation, the committee should use
Form 2210C F1 to conduct an analysis of each of the six (6) components that should comprise any effective program or course. These components are:

 

A.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES;

     
 

B.

INTENDED LEARNINGS;

     
 

C.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES;

     
 

D.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION;

     
 

E.

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES;

     
 

F.

ASSESSMENT.

If the assessment is conducted properly, it should yield valuable information about both the strengths and weaknesses of the program. This information can then serve as a guide to the revision process along with other guidelines provided in AG 2210 and AG 2605.

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