Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Recipe for Success

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Recipe for Success

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Peanut butter and jelly. Chicken and dumplings. Macaroni and cheese. Some things just go together. Such is the case with curriculum and assessment. You can have curriculum and you can have assessment, but they are best when combined with just the right proportions of each.

Through the years, curriculum and assessment have changed with the times. On the curriculum side, the basic ingredients of English, math, science, and social studies have endured, but they've been enhanced with the addition of not only content areas, such as technology education, but also skills, such as critical thinking and collaboration.

Educators have long known the importance of ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of our changing world. In his book The Curriculum, published in 1918, Franklin Bobbitt described what he envisioned as the necessary curriculum for a new age. Bobbitt called on education to:

"...train thought and judgment in connection with actual life-situations, a task distinctly different from the cloistral activities of the past. …

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