Seven Phases of Curriculum Mapping
Phase 1: Collecting the DataEach teacher records three major elements on a calendar-based
curriculum map: content, processes and skills, and assessments,
Phase 2: The First Read-ThroughTeachers read each others' maps to gain information and look for gaps, repetitions, meaningful assessments, matches with standards, potential areas for integration, and timeliness.
Phase 3: Mixed-Group ReviewA small group of people from different grade levels shares and lists
findings from the first read-through,
Phase 4: Large Group ReviewAll faculty members meet to share findings.
Phase 5: Determine Points That Can Be Revised ImmediatelyFaculty members address changes that can be made without further study.
Phase 6: Determine Points That Require Long-Term ResearchA task force is formed to do research and make recommendations.
Phase 7: Review Cycle ContinuesReview and revision continue to keep maps timely.
Source: From Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12 (pp. 8-16), by H. H. Jacobs, 1997