Rethinking Teaching and Learning

Salaz, Daniel V.
March 2011
Principal;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p18
The article discusses curriculum alignment measures put into place at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. It focuses on the former status of the school as a failing school due to underperformance on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards. Various aspects of the alignment initiative, which affected the school's curriculum development and instructional practices, are addressed, with particular focus on the work of the school principal and educational goals and assessments.


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