Managing Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Data in the Information Age Linda Mora and Kelly Smith Northside ISD San Antonio, Texas (210) 397-8500 www.nisd.net Texas Association of School Boards September 19, 2004
The acquisition and development of a Curriculum Management System (CMS) was identified by the Division of Curriculum and Instruction and the Northside ISD 10-year Technology Master Plan as a high-priority need to facilitate standards-based teaching, learning and assessment.
To meet this need, a cross-representative team from Curriculum and Instruction and Technology Services embarked on the "CMS Project" in February 2003.
A well designed Curriculum Management System (CMS) is a computer-based system that seamlessly links and aligns all teaching, learning and assessment components so that teachers and administrators are able to focus on teaching and on meeting the needs of each and every student .
Seamlessly aggregate, disaggregate and report assessment information immediately to all appropriate stakeholders
Provide all stakeholders with a standardized Web-based system for monitoring and reporting student and group progress
Allow District and campus instructional staff to analyze and interpret the data to guide decision-making and identify strengths and weaknesses in student, teacher, curriculum, program and school performance