2011 Bibliography Standard 2

STANDARD 2 -- Curriculum

1.       The curriculum is purposefully designed to ensure that all students practice and achieve each of the school's 21st century learning expectations.

Alliance for Excellent Education. High School Teaching for the Twenty-First Century: Preparing Students for College, Issue Brief. Alliance for Excellent Education, September 2007.
Retrieved from http://www.all4ed.org/files/HSTeach21st.pdf (accessed July 2009).

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st Century Learner. American Association of School Librarians, 2007. Retrieved from
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesand
standards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_
2007.pdf
(High resolution)
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesand
standards/learningstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf
(Low resolution – accessed July 2009).

Aronson, Julie, Joy Zimmerman, and Lisa Carlos. Improving Student Achievement by Extending School: Is It Just a Matter of Time? WestEd, 1998. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/po-98-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Burris, Carol Corbett, and Delia T. Garrity. Detracking for Excellence and Equity. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Burris, Carol Corbett, Ed Wiley, Kevin Welner, and John Murphy. Accountability, Rigor, and Detracking: Achievement Effects of Embracing a Challenging Curriculum as a Universal Good for All Students. Teachers College Record. Vol. 110, #3, p. 571-607, March 2008. To order online: http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=14614. Member login required.

California School Library Association, Standards Task Force, ed. Debbie Abilock. Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries. California School Library Association, 2004.
Retrieved from
http://www.csla.net/pub/pdf/CSLA_Standards.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Conley, David T., College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. To order online: http://www.josseybass.com.

Connell, James P., and Adena M. Klem.  First Things First: A Framework for Successful Secondary School Reform. New Directions for Youth Development. n111 p53-66 Fall 2006. To purchase online access to article: http://www3.interscience.wiley.
com/journal/113490754/issue
.

Council of Chief State School Officers. Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008 As Adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/
WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/ISLLC%
202008.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Dolejs, Chris. Report on Key Practices and Policies of Consistently Higher Performing High Schools. National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, October 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/ReportOfKey
PracticesandPolicies_10-31-06.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

 

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 Education Trust. Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students. The Education Trust, November 2005. Retrieved from
http://www.edtrust.org/dc/publication/gaining-traction-
gaining-ground-how-some-high-schools-accelerate-learning-
for-struggl
(accessed July 2009)

Erickson, H. Lynn, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008. To order online: http://www.corwin.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=
Book232916&
.

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Hunter-Geboy, Carol et al., ed. Susan Philipson Bloom. A Guide to the Family Advocate System. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Family_Advocate_System_
Guide.pdf www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE). Mapping of First Things First components to the Gates Foundation Essential Components of Schools. IRRE, 2004. Retrieved from http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Mapping_FTF_
components_Gates_Foundation.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_paper_
may_2003.pdf
.

Jerald, Craig D. Measured Progress: A Report on the High School Reform Movement. Education Sector, March 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/Measured_
Progress.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Marzano, Robert J., Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock. Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

 

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National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL). How Teachers Learn to Engage Students in Active Learning. The National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL), Retrieved from
http://ncrtl.msu.edu/http/teachers.pdf (accessed July 2009).

National Evaluation of High School Transformation. Rigor, Relevance, and Results: The Quality of Teacher Assignments and Student Work in New and Conventional High Schools. The National Evaluation of High School Transformation, a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research and SRI international, prepared for the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/
Documents/Rigor%20Rpt%2010_21.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. A Call To Action: Transforming High School for All Youth. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, April 2005. Retrieved from http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/home/Call%
20To%20Action%202005/CalltoAction2005.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. IIncreasing Academic Rigor in High Schools: Stakeholders Perspectives. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, October 2006. http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/NNCO/RigorScan.pdf (26 pgs)

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center, July 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center. June 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction. 21stCentury Skills, 2007. Retrieved fromhttp://www.p21.org/
route21/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=
140:21st-century-c&i&catid=13:curriculum-and-instruction&Itemid=228
.
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Standards, a Partnership for 21st Century Skills epaper, 21st Century Skills, 2007. Retrieved from
http://www.p21.org/documents/21st_century_skills_
standards.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. 21st Century Skills, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org (20 pgs).

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Rhodes, David et al. Getting to Results: Student Outcomes in New and Redesigned High Schools. Prepared by the National Evaluation of High School Transformation for the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, 2005. Retrieved from
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Documents/
Outcomes%20Rpt%2010_21.pdf
. (accessed July 2009).

Rutherford, Paula. Instruction for All Students. Alexandria, VA; Just ASK Publications, 2008. To order online: http://www.justaskpublications.com.

Sawchuk, Stephen. 21st-Century Skills' Focus Shifts W.Va. Teachers' Role.  Education Week, January 9, 2009. To access online: http://www.edweek.org (available subscribers only; nonsubscribers may purchase on single article basis).

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, and Cindy A. Strickland. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9–12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Responsive Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Trilling, Bernie, and Paul Hood. Learning, Technology, and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age. Educational Technology, May/June 1999.  Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/654
(26 pgs.)

Wagner, Tony, and Robert Kegan, et al. Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. To order online: http://www.schoolchange.org/books/.

Wagner, Tony. Teaching and Testing the Skills That Matter Most.  School Change Consulting (first published in Educational Week, November 2008).
Retrieved from http://www.schoolchange.org/articles/
teaching_and_testing_the_skills_that_matter_most.html
(accessed July 2009)."

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

 


  2.       The curriculum is written in a common format that includes:

·         units of study with essential questions, concepts, content, and skills
·         the school’s 21st century learning expectations
·         instructional strategies
·         assessment practices that include the use of specific and measurable criteria for success, such as school-wide analytic or course specific rubrics.
 
Alliance for Excellent Education. High School Teaching for the Twenty-First Century: Preparing Students for College, Issue Brief. Alliance for Excellent Education, September 2007.
Retrieved from
http://www.all4ed.org/files/HSTeach21st.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Arter, Judy. Performance Criteria: Integrating Assessment and Instruction.  The High School Magazine, March 1999, p.24.

Cheng Wing-Yi , Rebecca Shui-Fong Lam, and Joanne Chung-Yan Chan.  When High Achievers and Low Achievers Work in the Same Group: The Roles of Group Heterogeneity and Processes in Project-Based Learning. British Journal of Educational Psychology. v78 n2 p205-221 Jun 2008. To retrieved article online: http://www.bpsjournals.co.uk/journals/bjep/ (Freely available to subsribers; nonsubscribers may purchase.)

Conescu, Rachel et al. New Rules, New Roles: Preparing All Young People for a Changing World, A Report on Career Exploration and Preparation for Young People. DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, 2000. Retrieved from http://www.wallacefoundation.org/Site
CollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/
PDF/New%20Rules%20New%20Roles.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Conley, David T., College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. To order online: http://www.josseybass.com

Dolejs, Chris. Report on Key Practices and Policies of Consistently Higher Performing High Schools. National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, October 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/
ReportOfKeyPracticesandPolicies_10-31-06.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Erickson, H. Lynn, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008. To order online: http://www.corwinpress.com.

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Hunter-Geboy, Carol et al., ed. Susan Philipson Bloom. A Guide to the Family Advocate System. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Family_Advocate_
System_Guide.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_paper_may_
2003.pdf
.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum & Assessment K-12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1997. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Jerald, Craig D.  Measured Progress: A Report on the High School Reform Movement.  Education Sector, March 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/Measured_
Progress.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org.

National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL). How Teachers Learn to Engage Students in Active Learning. The National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL), Retrieved from
http://ncrtl.msu.edu/http/teachers.pdf (accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. A Call To Action: Transforming High School for All Youth. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, April 2005. Retrieved from http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/home/Call%20To%
20Action%202005/CalltoAction2005.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. Increasing Academic Rigor in High Schools: Stakeholders Perspectives. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, October 2006. http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/NNCO/RigorScan.pdf (26 pgs)

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center, July 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/NHSC
EightElements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework.
National High School Center. June 2008. Retrieved fromhttp://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSC
EightElements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009). 

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. Learning and Thinking Skills: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Aug. 2007. Retrieved from
http://www.p21.org/images/stories/
matrices/ICTmap_ss.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction. 21stCentury Skills, 2007. Retrieved fromhttp://www.p21.org/route21/index.
php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140:21st-century-c&i&
catid=13:curriculum-and-instruction&Itemid=228
.
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: English. 21 Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.p21.org/documents/21st_century_skills_
english_map.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org  (accessed July 2009).

Quint, Janet, Saskia Levy Thompson, and Margaret Bald. Relationships, Rigor and Readiness. Strategies for Improving High Schools. Report from conference of midsize school districts. MDRC, 2008. Retrieved from
www.mdrc.org/publications/498/full.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Rutherford, Paula. Instruction for All Students. Alexandria, VA; Just ASK Publications, 2008. To order online: http://www.justaskpublications.com.

Sawchuk, Stephen. 21st-Century Skills' Focus Shifts W.Va. Teachers' Role.  Education Week, January 9, 2009. To access online: http://www.edweek.org (available subscribers only; nonsubscribers may purchase on single article basis).

Schmoker, Michael J. The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Schmoker, Mike and Marzano, Robert J.  Realizing the Promise of Standards-Based Education. Educational Leadership. March 1999 | Volume 56 | Number 6. pp 17-21.
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
mar99/vol56/num06/Realizing_the_Promise_of_Standards-
Based_Education.aspx
(accessed July 2009)."

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, and Cindy A. Strickland. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9–12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Rresponsive Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Goals of Differentiation. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org

Trilling, Bernie, and Paul Hood. Learning, Technology, and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age. Educational Technology, May/June 1999.  Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/654
(26 pgs.)

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2007. To order online: http://www.ascd.org

Wylie, E. Caroline. Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice. Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008. To download pdf file: http://www.ccsso.org/publications/index.cfm?init=1.
 

 3.       The curriculum emphasizes depth of understanding and application of knowledge through:
·         inquiry
·         problem-solving
·         higher order thinking
·         cross-disciplinary learning
·         authentic learning opportunities both in and out of school
·         informed and ethical use of technology
 
Alliance for Excellent Education. High School Teaching for the Twenty-First Century: Preparing Students for College, Issue Brief. Alliance for Excellent Education, September 2007.
Retrieved from
http://www.all4ed.org/files/HSTeach21st.pdf (accessed July 2009).

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st Century Learner. American Association of School Librarians, 2007. Retrieved from
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/
learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf
(High resolution)
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/
learningstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf
(Low resolution – accessed July 2009).

Aronson, Julie, Joy Zimmerman, and Lisa Carlos. Improving Student Achievement by Extending School: Is It Just a Matter of Time? WestEd, 1998. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/po-98-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Conescu, Rachel et al. New Rules, New Roles: Preparing All Young People for a Changing World, A Report on Career Exploration and Preparation for Young People. DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, 2000. Retrieved from http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollection
Documents/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/
New%20Rules%20New%20Roles.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Conley, David T., College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. To order online: http://www.josseybass.com.

Connell, James P., and Adena M. Klem. First Things First: A Framework for Successful Secondary School Reform.  New Directions for Youth Development. n111 p53-66 Fall 2006. To purchase online access to article: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/113490754/
issue
.

Costa, Arthur, and Bena Kallick. Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Department of Labor, The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000. U.S. Department of Labor, June 1991.
Retrieved from http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/whatwork/
whatwork.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Erickson, H. Lynn, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008. To order online: http://www.corwinpress.com.

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Hunter-Geboy, Carol et al., ed. Susan Philipson Bloom. A Guide to the Family Advocate System. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Family_Advocate_System_G
uide.pdf
(accessed July 2009)."

Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE). Mapping of First Things First components to the Gates Foundation Essential Components of Schools. IRRE, 2004. Retrieved from http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Mapping_FTF_components_
Gates_Foundation.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_paper_may_2003.pdf.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum & Assessment K-12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1997. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Jerald, Craig D.  Measured Progress: A Report on the High School Reform Movement.  Education Sector, March 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/Measured_Progress.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Levy, Holli M.  Meeting the Needs of All Students through Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Reach and Exceed Standards. Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v81 n4 p161-164 Mar-Apr 2008.

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org.

National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL). How Teachers Learn to Engage Students in Active Learning. The National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL), Retrieved from
http://ncrtl.msu.edu/http/teachers.pdf (accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. A Call To Action: Transforming High School for All Youth. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, April 2005. Retrieved from http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/home/Call%20To%
20Action%202005/CalltoAction2005.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. Increasing Academic Rigor in High Schools: Stakeholders Perspectives. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, October 2006. http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/NNCO/RigorScan.pdf (26 pgs)

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center, July 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center. June 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009). 

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. Learning and Thinking Skills: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Aug. 2007. Retrieved from
www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSCEightElements7-25-08.pdf http://www.p21.org/images/stories/matrices/
ICTmap_ss.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction. 21stCentury Skills, 2007. Retrieved fromhttp://www.p21.org/route21/
index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140:21st-
century-c&i&catid=13:curriculum-and-instruction&Itemid=228
.
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: English. 21 Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.p21.org/documents/21st_century_skills_
english_map.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org (accessed July 2009). 

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Standards, a Partnership for 21st Century Skills epaper, 21st Century Skills, 2007. Retrieved from
http://route21.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33&Itemid=21 (accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. 21st Century Skills, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org (20 pgs).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. ICT Literacy Maps. 21st Century Skills. Retrieved from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org.
English (2004): http://www.p21.org/images/stories/
matrices/ictmap_english.pdf

Math (2004):http://www.p21.org/images/stories/
matrices/ictmap_math.pdf

Social Studies (2007): http://www.p21.org/images/
stories/matrices/ICTmap_ss.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Rhodes, David et al. Getting to Results: Student Outcomes in New and Redesigned High Schools. Prepared by the National Evaluation of High School Transformation for the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, 2005. Retrieved from
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Documents/
Outcomes%20Rpt%2010_21.pdf
. (accessed July 2009).

Rutherford, Paula. Instruction for All Students. Alexandria, VA; Just ASK Publications, 2008. To order online: http://www.justaskpublications.com.

Sawchuk, Stephen. 21st-Century Skills' Focus Shifts W.Va. Teachers' Role.  Education Week, January 9, 2009. To access online:http://www.edweek.org (available subscribers only; nonsubscribers may purchase on single article basis). 

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, and Cindy A. Strickland. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9–12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Rresponsive Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Goals of Differentiation. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org

Trilling, Bernie, and Paul Hood. Learning, Technology, and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age. Educational Technology, May/June 1999.  Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/654
(26 pgs.)

Wagner, Tony, and Robert Kegan, et al. Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. To order online: http://www.schoolchange.org/books/.

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2007. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org

Zmuda, Allison, and Mary Tomaino.  A Contract for the High School Classroom. Educational Leadership. March 1999 | Volume 56 | Number 6 . Pp59-61. To order on-line:
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4.       There is clear alignment between the written and taught curriculum.
 
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Hersh, Richard. Teaching to a Test Worth Teaching To.  College and Work Readiness Assessment. rhhersh@sbcglobal.net.

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Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

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5.       Effective curricular coordination and vertical articulation exist between and among all academic areas within the school as well as with sending schools in the district.
 
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6.       Staffing levels, instructional materials, technology, equipment, supplies, facilities, and the resources of the library/media center are sufficient to fully implement the curriculum, including the co-curricular programs and other learning opportunities.
 
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7.       The district provides the school’s professional staff with sufficient personnel, time, and financial resources for ongoing and collaborative development, evaluation, and revision of the curriculum using assessment results and current research.
 
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