Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Insights is written by LCI staff, and features topical articles, along with resources for educators seeking to support learner centered practices.

Leadership Insights provides insights and resources for school leaders who are interested in deepening their practice. (Formerly known as Professional Practice Insights.)

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Browse a selection of our articles:

Adult Learning

Adults Need Feedback, Too!
Key concepts: feedback, embedded feedback, adult learners, facilitator training

Learning Made to Measure
Key concepts: embedded assessment, professional development

Responding to Professional Evaluation

Key concepts: assessment, professional learning curriculum, adult learning, evaluation, accountability

Assessment

Authentic Performance Tasks: The Student Perspective
Key concepts: performance task assessments, student learning

Authentic Assessment and Learning for Students and Teachers: a Path to Engagement
Key concepts: authentic assessment, PADI

Capturing Learning: The Powerful Role of Formative Assessment and Feedback
Key concepts: formative assessment, feedback, case studies

Is Balance Possible?  Understanding Assessment Inventories
Key concepts: assessment inventories, balanced assessment systems

Learner-Centered Test Prep
Key concepts: Metacognition, student self-regulation

Learning Made to Measure
Key concepts: embedded assessment, professional development

Leveraging the Common Core Standards Initiative to Lead Improved Learning

Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, innovation, diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment

Leveraging the Common Core Standards with Authentic Assessments
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, authentic assessments, assessment design

Multiple Measures
Keywords: assessment, multiple measures charts

Responding to Professional Evaluation
Key concepts: assessment, professional learning curriculum, adult learning, evaluation, accountability

Using the Common Core to Test What Matters
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, assessment tools, rubrics, checklistshttp://www.lciltd.org/newsletters/CIAInsights_MakingCurriculumYours_Nov2016.pdf

Curriculum

Aligning Curriculum with Integrity
Key concepts: curriculum design, curriculum alignment, curriculum maps

An Efficient and Effective Model for School-Wide Improvement
Key concepts: Curriculum design, Mentoring, Capacity-building

Developing the Learners We Need
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, curriculum design, frameworks
  
"Just Right" Mapping
Key concepts: curriculum mapping, curriculum design, organizing center

Making Curriculum Yours
Key concepts: curriculum design, quality curriculum attributes

Seamless Integration of Instructional Text: A How-To Guide
Key concepts: unit design, instructional text, organizing centers

Standards-Based Design in Mathematics
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, curriculum design, standards-based unit, standards-based shifts, mathematics curriculum

Evaluation

Remaining Positive to Maximize Success
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, evaluation, accountability, feedback

Responding to Professional Evaluation
Key concepts: assessment, professional learning curriculum, adult learning, evaluation, accountability

Signature Practices: Evidence of Experience, Innovation & Expertise
Key concepts: leadership development, evaluation

Inquiry

Insights into Action Research: What Change Matters Most?
Key concepts: inquiry, action research

Teachers as Investigators of Practice?
Key concepts: inquiry, action research

 

Instruction

Learner-Centered Test Prep
Key concepts: Metacognition, student self-regulation

Lessons From Helping Teachers Analyze Student Work
Key concepts: feedback, analysis, student needs

Leveraging the Common Core Standards Initiative to Lead Improved Learning
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, innovation, diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment

Seamless Integration of Instructional Text: A How-To Guide
Key concepts: unit design, instructional text, organizing centers

Leadership

Managing the Dissonance… and Disconnect... of Change
Key concepts: ARCS framework, sustainable school improvement, managing change

Signature Practices: Evidence of Experience, Innovation & Expertise
Key concepts: leadership development, evaluation

There’s More to Goals than Setting Them
Key concepts: goal setting process, goal attainment, implementation intentions

Rubrics

Using the Common Core to Test What Matters
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, assessment tools, rubrics, checklists

Standards

Common Core State Standards: Where Do We Begin?
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, Common Core State Standards implementation, backwards design

Leveraging the Common Core Standards Initiative to Lead Improved Learning
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, innovation, diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment

Leveraging the Common Core Standards with Authentic Assessments
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, authentic assessments, assessment design

Remaining Positive to Maximize Success
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, evaluation, accountability, feedback

Standards-Based Design in Mathematics
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, curriculum design, standards-based unit, standards-based shifts, mathematics curriculum

Using the Common Core to Test What Matters
Key concepts: Common Core State Standards, assessment tools, rubrics, checklists