The goal of alignment is to make curriculum, instruction, and assessment work toward the same ends.  A key component of educational achievement test validation is alignment of the test to both curriculum and instruction. By alignment, we mean the degree to which the items of the test, both individually and collectively, match the structure and intent of the curriculum and instruction. The ultimate result is effective teaching leading to high student growth and achievement.  Alignment is key to working smart.  With our teacher leaders guiding the way get ready for the best year ever. 


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Chicago Public Schools
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