Curriculum and Instruction
Effective development of student knowledge and skills, and teacher capacity in the use of technology for personalized learning, are essential components of computer-based testing (CBT). School districts may obtain financial and curricular assistance to support the development of long-term, digitally-rich curriculum and instructional use of a wide range of digital media tools from a variety of sources.
Financial resources include State Aid, cooperative purchasing agreements, and State and Federal grant programs, and district policies such as “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” policies.
Curricular materials (free curriculum modules, exemplars, and professional development resources), can be found at EngageNY. An information fluency continuum resource for information fluency instruction across content areas (including a wide range of digital media tools) can be found at The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, Benchmark Skills, and Assessments (ESIFC). This resource was developed by the New York State School Library System Association (SLSA).
After school programs can also be a vehicle for enhancing student learning and achievement:
- Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention supports school violence prevention and/or extended school day learning opportunities by operating programs during school and non-school hours for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs during school and non-school hours for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, and their families.
Information on Bring your Own Device Policies can be found at:
For more information on funding for curriculum and instruction, please see Funding Sources.