Glossary of Terms
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Standards: broad descriptions of the knowledge and skills students should acquire in the unit of study. Analysis of Standard: The outline of the unit of study that includes all information listed below. Differentiated Resources for some standards.
Foundations: prerequisite vocabulary, new vocabulary, essential questions, and enduring understanding.
Concepts & Information: consistent background information for the standard allowing consistent vocabulary between schools and within the district.
Sequence of Instruction: The lessons are listed, in sequential order, as well as the content expectations and corresponding instructional strategies. Electronic Resources: The resources for the entire standard are available electronically within the standard.
Course Standards Comparison Report: This report compares several grade levels of curriculum standards, by content area, and displayed by strand.(Comparing Curriculum)
Content Expectation & Priority Content Expectation Comparison Report: This report compares several grade levels of content expectations, by content area, and strand. (Comparing Content Expectations)
Content Expectations/Keyword Search: This area allows you to type in a content expectation (R.CM.03.01) or a key word (e.g. ‘statehood’) to search/find everywhere this concept is taught.
Standards Report: This report will show the content standards for the course, aligned by strand. As with many of the reports, the standards are hyperlinked directly to the full analysis of standard.
Vocabulary Report: This report will pull all new vocabulary into one master list from each of the standards within the particular content area and course.
Curriculum Map Report: This report displays the yearly map of the standards for the specific content area course. **The standard maps must be done prior to anything being populated in this report.
Content Expectation Report: This report will display in one master list all the content expectations for the content area course selected.
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