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TEKS and District Documents
The fundamental purpose of curriculum mapping is to communicate the teacher’s/department’s/grade level’s curriculum perspective both horizontally and vertically. Mapping reflects what is happening during the course of a school year. This means that curriculum mapping is an ongoing activity.
Dublin ISD uses the CIA Alignment tool found in DMAC Solutions. CIA stands for Curriculum Instruction & Assessment. CIA Alignment is a database application through which you can build and maintain curriculum maps that should be followed in lesson planning and assessment.
All of the scope and sequence that the district completed several years ago is already in CIA Alignment, a part of DMAC, so you are not starting over. But, if your curriculum map has not been updated in some time, you probably need to do so. If your lesson plans are not following what is in CIA Alignment, then you need to update.
Before you update your map, it is a good idea to analyze some data and consider these points.
1. Look at the previous grade’s map to spot any gaps that may be present. Did the students cover every skill that they needed to be ready for your grade/course?
2. Identify skills that have been repeated or reinforced. These probably do not need reteaching.
3. Be sure your assessment matches the TEKS. Be sure that assessment occurs often and is documented.
4. Update your lesson plans to match the map
Log in to DMAC Solutions. A link is given on the Dublin ISD web site under Staff—Links. When you come to the DMAC home page, log in with dublin as the user name and admin1 as the password.
On DMAC home page, click on CIA Alignment
Click on Select
Select the campus then the content area.
For PK-8, the course will be the grade level. Click the Continue button. It will become active when the selections have been made.
You will see a list of all maps already created for that course. Click on the View button to see the map.
Choose the grading period. If you want to include the SE’s from another course, check here. This would be selected, for example, if you are going to review TEKS previously taught, such as the year before. If you select this, a list ofother courses/grades will appear for you to select. Click the Go button.
This shows the SE’s that have already been selected for the grading period. All of the SE’s for that course will be listed, but the ones selected will appear first in the list with a check mark beside them. You may check or uncheck SE’s that you wish to change. Click SAVE.
You may also add assessment informat-
ion if you wish. Choose the assessment period, week, and type. Notice that you have 4 assessment types to choose from. Remember to click Save after any change made.
Another feature is the Notes area where you can add any other information you want to include in your map. To open this feature, click here.
This opens a window that looks similar to a Word document. You can enter any information you wish, such as resources you will use. Be sure to SAVE your work.
When you have finished your map, you can get an organized copy by clicking on Reports.
You will see this page where you can select which map you want. You may give the report a title, if you wish. Select PDF as the format and keep Detail selected. Select the campus, content area, and course/grade. Decide if you want a map of all grading periods or just one. In the Map Name box, check the one for that subject and course/grade. Check whether or not you want to include reinforced SE’s, notes, and assessment information. Click Go.
A PDF document will open that shows your map in a format that you can save, print, email, etc.
Log in to OnCourse Lesson Planner. Click on Reporting.
Click on Standards Correlated to Lesson Plans
Keep the option to Only Show Me Standards I Have Linked. Select a start and end date for your report. Click View Report.
A PDF report will open showing all the SE’s you have linked to your lesson plans. These will be separated by content area. The last number and letter is the actual SE as we usually see them—for example, 1B.