IC Tracker
Curriculum Mapping Application

Through an Educate America grant, the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 formed a coalition with thirteen area school districts interested in implementing curriculum mapping. The model followed is based on the philosophy and research of Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ed.D., (author of "Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12" (ASCD 1997)).

ICTracker allows individual teachers to input data concerning the actual curriculum they're teaching in their classrooms. It is essentially a teacher tool that enables the teacher to see "the big picture" by viewing other teachers' curricular maps and checking for redundancies and gaps. The composite of each teacher's map in a district provides efficient access to a K-12 curriculum perspective both vertically and horizontally (Jacobs 1997). Therefore, it will allow administrators and teachers to make informed decisions about curriculum updates and revisions and ensure that the curriculum being taught is aligned with the Pennsylvania State Standards.

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, 2000-2006