Module IV: Assessing the Curriculum
Lesson 4: Linking Curriculum,
Instruction and Assessment (CIA):
Making A Fit
Topic: Instruction and Assessment
Assessing the Curriculum
Linking Curriculum, Instruction and
Assessment (CIA): Making a Fit
Curriculum and Instruction
- Structured set of learning outcomes or tasks that
educators usually call goals and objectives ( Howell &
Evans, 1995 )
- - knowledge of the curriculum is for successful
assessment, evaluation, decision making and teaching (
Howell and Evans, 1995 )
Content of Selection
Significance – brings the content to the degree to which it contributes
the basic ideas, concepts, principles and generalizations and to the
development of particular learning abilities, skills, processes and
Validity – refers to the degree of authenticity of the content selected
and to the congruence of the content in the light of the objectives
Interest – the degree to which the content either caters or fosters
particular interest in the students
Learnability – the appropriateness of the content in the light of the
particular students who are to experience the curriculum
Feasibility – content be taught in the time allowed, considering the
resources, staff and particular community
Other Aspect of Curriculum
- objectives, provide cue to what content
should be included
- provide condition, performance and extend
- should be SMART
- Achieved through the different learning
Learning experience provide:
a.) Bring about optimum benefit for the learners?
b.) Approximate real life situations?
c.) Encourage the learners to inquire further?
d.) Heighten learners interest and motivation?
e.) Involve the use of different senses?
f.) approximate real life situations?
g.) provide opportunities for broad and deep study
h.) provide mastery of total learning
Curriculum and Assessment
- instruction, curriculum is related assessment
- The process of collecting information in which
describes student achievement in relation to
- Level 4
- Level 3
- Level 2
- Level 1
Instruction and Assessment
Instruction – refers to the various ways of
teaching, teaching styles, approaches,
techniques and steps in delivering the
Factors that include
c.) Learning Environment
d.) Subject Matter
e.) Methods of Teaching and Learning
1.) Get a partner. Discuss your understanding
about curriculum, instruction and assessment.
2.) After your discussion, summarize your
understanding and place your answer on the
intersection between the two elements.
a.) Curriculum – Instruction
b.) Curriculum – Assessment
c.) Instruction – Assessment
1.) What do you think would be the
a.) curriculum does not relate to Instruction?
b.) instruction does not relate to Assessment?
c.) assessment does not relate to Curriculum?
2.) In your experience as a learner, does your
curriculum provide these connections or
matching? What is the implication of this
lesson to becoming a teacher?
The ff. situations refer to the concepts of
curriculum, instruction and assessment
Answer YES or NO before each number.
1.) At the beginning of the lesson, the teacher set
an objective to identify the different animals in
the garden. On the day, the lesson was taught,
the teacher brought all the children to the school
garden to observe and list down all the animals
that they saw. In this situation, did the objective
fit the activity?
2.) At the end of the year, an achievement test was
given. It covered all the knowledge, content and
skills in the list of competencies for the particular
grade level. Did the assessment fit the objectives?
3.) The curriculum provided most activities that
require outdoors or fieldwork. When the
achievement test was given, a practical test was
given. Did the assessment method match with
the activities or instruction?
4.) The teacher wanted to accomplish a learning
objective that would enable the students to
write a simple letter of excuse. After the
lesson each students was made to submit a
letter or excuse and a rubric was use to rate
each. Was the assessment appropriate for the
5.) I taught a lesson on the advantages of using
organic fertilizer on the plants. When I gave
the test, the items asked were all about
inorganic fertilizers. Was there a fit between
the content and the assessment.
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