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Curriculum Mapping Survey

The purpose of this research is to gather information about the teachers' views on the effectiveness of curriculum mapping (müfredat haritalama/planlama, ATLAS kullanımı) in regard to their general attitudes, planning, standard alignment, professional collaboration and assessment efforts. I would like to know if you find curriculum mapping process helpful and effective.

 

Your response will be anonymous. Be sure that all information will be confidential. The resulting data will be used in my dissertation and won't be used for any other purposes. If requested, an executive summary of the study will be sent to teachers.

 

It takes nearly 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Feel free to ask questions about survey items or in general.

 

Plese try to complete the survey objectivaly and sincerely.

Thank you for your support and help.

 

Selçuk DOĞAN

selcukdogan@marmara.edu.tr

Demographic Information
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Your Current Level of Instruction:

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Gender:
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Your Educational Level
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Your Total Teaching Experiences (Including current year)
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Your Subject Area
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How Many Months Have You Used ATLAS as a Curriculum Mapping Tool?
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How Many Times Do You Take Professional Development Training for Curriculum Mapping or Any Related Topics? (In-service or External)
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How Many Hours Do You Devote to ATLAS in a Week? (In or Out of the School)
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Your Self-Assessment of Knowledge About Curriculum Mapping
Use of Instructional Technology
Choose the point most accurately reflecting your level of agreement for each question
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I have spent considerable time on curriculum mapping.
I have a computer with Internet access in my classroom.
I would rate my keyboard skills as adequate
I use a computer to plan for instruction on a weekly basis.
I access the Internet/World Wide Web for instructional purposes at least 2-3 times per month.
I use e-mail to communicate for professional purposes.
I use presentation software for instructional purposes at least 2-3 times per month.
I use digital camera for instructional purposes.
Overall, I would rate my use of computer technology for instructional purposes as adequate.
The Effectiveness of Curriculum Mapping Part I
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If curriculum mapping were optional in my District (my School), I would choose to participate.
Curriculum mapping facilitates integrated learning for students.
I don’t worry that curriculum mapping will restrict my creativity as a teacher.
Curriculum mapping is a useful tool in identifying repetition and redundancy in content areas within and between grade levels.
Curriculum mapping encourages me to reflect on what I have taught and how I have taught it.
The process of curriculum mapping helps me as a teacher.
I believe that the use of curriculum mapping will improve the District’s (School’s) instructional program.
Curriculum mapping functions more as an instructional tool for teachers than as a measure of administrative control.
Curriculum mapping shouldn’t be viewed as just another school improvement trend.
Curriculum mapping helps to focus professional dialogue.
As a result of curriculum mapping, I try to vary my assessments.
Developing assessments that address the Unit Topics/Essential Questions on curriculum maps raises the level of expectation for my students.
As a result of examining and discussing my colleagues’ curriculum maps, I have made revision in the curriculum that I deliver.
When I think about curriculum mapping, I automatically link it to the standards
Curriculum mapping supports the important process of a District-Wide (School) alignment of the standards.
I think it is important to share and discuss curriculum maps with colleagues who are teaching the same subject and/or grade.
I think it is important to share and discuss curriculum maps with colleagues who are teaching other grade and/or subject areas than what I teach.
Curriculum mapping has identified the need to use assessments that are more reflective of higher-order thinking skills.
Curriculum maps have increased the amount of time that faculty share ideas on the instructional program.
Curriculum mapping has made me more conscious of how well my assessments reflect what I have taught.
Curriculum mapping facilitates how I align my curricular offerings with the State (School, Professional, Country etc.) standards
I think that the use of curriculum maps facilitates meaningful professional dialogue.
Curriculum mapping has increased my awareness of the learning standards.
As a result of curriculum mapping, I am more purposeful in aligning my instruction to the stare standards.
Curriculum mapping has impacted how I assess my students.
As a result of curriculum mapping, I am more conscious of assessing skills as well as content.
Curriculum mapping highlights how my educational goals are aligned with the state standards
Curriculum mapping has helped me to revise my curriculum to meet the standards.
Curriculum mapping will enable our students to achieve greater success on the State assessments (National Exams such as SBS, YGS, LYS etc.)
I think that mapping the curriculum facilitates alignment to the standards
Curriculum mapping has impacted how I think about assessments.
The Effectiveness of Curriculum Mapping Part II

In this part, you should consider the given sentences as the rest of the main sentence "Curriculum mapping is a tool that assists teachers in ............." For example, the complete sentece for the first question will be "curriculum mapping is a tool that assists teachers in planning instructional units that build upon students' learning and development from previous units."

Also, note that the third choice is "Undecided".

 

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Short-Range Planning Efforts

 

Curriculum mapping is a tool that assists teachers in ……………
planning instructional units that build upon students’ learning and development from previous units
planning for connections of knowledge and skills to be covered in future units of study.
planning unit objectives that are appropriate for the ability and developmental levels of students.
planning for levels/sources of content appropriate for the ability and developmental levels of students.
planning for appropriate and logical sequenced instructional strategies.
planning for instructional strategies which accommodate learning styles and rates of learning.
planning for activities that encourage active engagement.
planning for instructional strategies that promote varied levels of thinking and problem-solving.
planning activities that promote independent and collaborative learning.
revising and adjusting daily/weekly plans.

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Long-Range Planning Efforts

 

Curriculum mapping is a tool that assists teachers in ……………

 

planning for differing ability levels, backgrounds, and developmental needs of students.
planning appropriate long-range learning and developmental goals for students.
sequencing appropriate instructional units of study.
developing appropriate timelines for the completion of instructional units
organizing instructional materials and/or resources.
evaluating student progress and/or achievement.
maintaining records of long-range planning efforts.
evaluating and adjusting long-range plans.
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Alignment Efforts

 

Curriculum mapping is a tool that assists teachers in ……………
identifying the key concepts and skills that are most important in the grade and/or subject area.
aligning concepts and skills with grade level standards and benchmarks.
aligning concepts and skills within the various subject disciplines (e.g. reading, math, social studies).
articulating a curriculum within a school building.
articulating the curriculum between schools (elementary to middle, middle to high)
working as a team to provide a quality instructional program