SELF Competencies: AP Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

#3. Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Cultivate high expectations and ensure equitable and durable academic, civic and social-emotional learning outcomes for students and adults.

Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

Support and implement intellectually rigorous and coherent school-wide systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to achieve the school’s equity vision.


  • Instructional expertise: Demonstrate foundational knowledge of common core standards and other adopted learning standards.

  • Curriculum design and implementation: Support the strategic selection and implementation of intellectually challenging and relevant curriculum and daily and long-term planning in all classrooms.

  • Equity-focused pedagogy: Model for educators instructional practice that is consistent with knowledge of child and adolescent development and effective and culturally responsive pedagogy.

  • Instructional alignment: Lead analysis of alignment of standards, curricula, pedagogy and assessments.

Evidence of Impact

  • Lesson plans, unit plans, and curricular materials demonstrate alignment to common core content standards and English Language Development standards and to district-adopted curriculum.

  • Instructional decisions throughout the year, including student grouping/ differentiation and targeting for interventions, are based on periodic assessments, classroom tests, and teacher designed tests.

  • All students experience academically challenging and culturally responsive course content.

  • Teachers are seen to adjust instructional practices based on implementation of systems to monitor  student progress.

  • Effective teaching practices are implemented and are consistent across classrooms.

This page was last updated on August 5, 2019