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Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC)


"The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) are a practical, reliable set of data collection tools being used with teachers of Mathematics, Science and English Language Arts (K-12) to collect and report consistent data on current instructional practices and content being taught in classrooms. The resulting data provide an objective method for educators to analyze the degree of alignment between current instruction and state standards and assessments. Teachers complete the Survey questions through an online, web-based system. Upon completion, the group data are reported in user friendly charts and graphs to facilitate analysis of the results. The SEC data analysis and reporting tools are intended to assist teachers, administrators, and policymakers with planning for instructional improvement in several ways:

  • Aligning classroom instruction with state standards and assessments
  • Evaluating effects of initiatives, such as professional development, in changing instructional content and/or practice
  • Analyzing instructional practices and teacher preparation to develop a needs assessment in low performance areas
  • Measuring indicators of instruction and their relationship to student achievement."