Purpose of Curriculum Assessments
• Curriculum assessment
- process of collecting information for use in
- an important part of the systems approach to
• Highlight curriculum expectations.
• Gather information about what students know and can
• Motivate students to learn better.
• Motivate and encourage teachers to meet the
identified needs of students.
• Provide evidence to tell how well the students have
• Obtain feedback that helps teachers, students and
parents make good decisions to guide instruction.
• 1. Intended Curriculum
- refers to a set of objectives set at the beginning
of any curricular plan
- answers what the curriculum maker wants to
There are certain indicators to measure intended
curriculum. Examples of the questions:
• Are the objectives achievable with in the learner’s
• Can the objectives be accomplished with in the time
• Are the resources adequate to accomplish the objectives?
• Are the objectives specific and clear?
• Are there ways of measuring the outcomes of the
• Are the objectives observable?
• Are the objectives doable?
• Are the objectives relevant?
• Overall, are the objectives SMART?
2. Implemented Curriculum
• refers to the various learning activities or
experiences of the students in order to
achieve the intended curricular outcomes.
To assess the implemented curriculum
the following questions can be
• Are the learning activities congruent with the stated objective
• Are the materials and methods appropriate for the objectives set?
• Does the teacher have the skill to implement the activities or use
• Does the teacher utilize the various ways of doing to complement
the learning styles of the students?
• Are there alternative activities for the learners to do to accomplish
the same objectives?
• Are there activities provided to address individual differences?
• Do the activities provide maximum learning experiences?
• Do the activities motivate the learners to do more and harness their
• Do the activities utilize multiple sensory abilities of the learners?
• Do the activities address multiple intelligences of the learners?
3. Achieved Curriculum
• - refers to the curriculum outcomes based on the
first two types of curriculum
• -now considered the product.
• -Any achieved curriculum must fit with the
objectives and the activities that were
• -Indicates the performance vis a vis the objectives
and the various activities.
• -Usually described by test scores or other
performance indicators measured by evaluation
To measure achieved curriculum:
• Do the learning outcomes achieved by the learners
approximate the level of performance set at the beginning
of the curriculum?
• Are the learning outcomes achieved higher or lower than
the objectives set?
• Do the achieved learning outcomes reflect the
knowledge, skills, attitudes and skills intended to be
• How many percent of the learners in the same class
perform higher than the level set at the beginning?
• Do the curricular outcomes reflect the goals and the
aspirations of the community where the curriculum was