Curriculum and Assessment Development
To improve student achievement by developing a guaranteed and viable curriculum that is aligned with state or national standards and 21st century adaptive skills.
To provide teachers with the support and opportunity to write curriculum and assessments that will enhance the teaching and learning of students. Role Curriculum and Assessment Writer Description Writers adhere to the given design criteria to develop units, curriculum maps, and common interim assessments for use by all teachers of a particular course. Qualifications Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL)
Knowledge and experience in effective curriculum writing
Attention to Detail and ability to self-monitor for accuracy and completion Expectations
Attend professional development related to effective curriculum and assessment writing, design criteria and embedding literacy targets, paid at the hourly rate for substitute.
Curriculum and assessment projects for Proviso East and Proviso West will be comprised of one teacher from each school. Exceptions may be made for courses only offered at one school.
Curriculum and assessment projects for PMSA will be comprised of two writers, when possible.
Teams must create a work plan that outlines how the work will be accomplished and by whom. Teams may work at locations of their choice (Writing does not have to occur at school sites). Work plans must be submitted to Dr. Mitchell Williams after professional development is complete and before writing begins.
Teams will follow the design criteria for curriculum maps, summative assessments and common interims and use the templates provided by the District. Curriculum maps will Identify, include and embed resources, including textbooks, available digital resources, etc.
Teams will collaborate with teachers of the course or content to solicit feedback on units and assessments as the work progresses.
Teams will update progress every two weeks using the links provided via email and/or attend face-to face check-ins with Office of Academics during designated times.
Work should be completed by June. Stipends will be processed after the project has been approved by the District Review Team.
Compensation Description Stipend
(Each stipend is split evenly among all writers of a project) Revision
Revision of curriculum map, units, and interims as needed. 2 semester course: $960
Proviso Township High Schools District 209