In this infographic, we show you what’s included within an individual teacher’s curriculum, a school or district curriculum, four areas they should focus on, and their relation to a standard.

Knowing how an individual teacher’s curriculum differs from the school or district curriculum is important, as the two go hand in hand in delivering the academic standards for student learning. Teachers focus on lesson plans, materials, students activities, and tests and quizzes. A school or district’s curriculum focuses on materials and activities aligned to institutional orientations. It also includes schedules of required classes and non-academic activities that are part of the school experience.

This infographic also breaks down the components or examples of the curriculum, in-class activities, at-home activities, and tests and quizzes. These areas are outlined below in relation to a standard for further understanding of how standards can be applied to every stage of learning.


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