Measure the Impact of the Teaching and Learning System Through a CIA Audit

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One of the most important aspects within a school district is the alignment between a viable and guaranteed curriculum and the delivery of standards-based, rigorous instruction using student performance measures to monitor impact and achievement. One of the best ways to discover at what level that alignment exists is through CEC’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) Audit.

There are many reasons to conduct a CIA Audit:

  • Gather baseline data on current systems prior to initiating a curriculum review cycle
  • Gain an outside perspective on current status and next steps
  • Identify areas of improvement in the teaching and learning system
  • Provide critical data to new leadership on current status of CIA implementation

In addition, many questions are addressed through an audit:

  • To what extent are all levels of leadership supporting and monitoring achievement of the district’s curriculum?
  • To what extent are all levels of leadership supporting and monitoring implementation of the district’s curriculum?
  • To what extent are there clear expectations for students and teachers?
  • To what extent is there alignment between content standards and the student assessment system?
  • To what extent and how effectively is assessment used to guide curricular and instructional decision-making?

One major outcome of a CIA Audit is a set of recommendations to the district for curricular improvement that will lead to increased student academic performance. School districts interested in conducting or learning more about a CIA Audit should contact Shelley Taylor at shelley.taylor@cecillinois.org or 630-495-0507.

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