DeWitt Public Schools |

Administrative Guidelines |

2131 - CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM

The following characteristics should be true of the District's education curriculum which will guide instruction.

A. | Each curriculum objective should be concise and understandable to staff, students, parents, and the community. | |

B. | Each curriculum objective should encompass previous learnings and require the student to integrate and then apply certain knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to demonstrate achievement of the standard. | |

C. | Each curriculum objective should constitute learning that is: |

1. | durable - will be useful to the student for a considerable period of his/her lifetime; | ||

2. | significant - will have a major effect upon how the student will function; | ||

3. | transferable - will be useful in meeting needs in other educational programs, the world of work, and/or the student's personal life. |

D. | Each curriculum objective should be feasible for the staff and students to accomplish. | |

E. | Each curriculum objective should be measurable on a cumulative basis and at different stages of the student's career in the District and the measurement should be both valid and reliable. | |

F. | Each outcome assessment and evaluation should be accompanied by both the criteria by which the learning will be judged and the standards of quality which will apply. |

Revised 5/04