The Curriculum Initiative Of Direct Interactive Instruction Essay

1436 Words May 21st, 2016 null Page
This paper evaluates the curriculum initiative of Direct Interactive Instruction (DII) and its effectiveness in attaining higher scores on state level assessments in math and English. Clement Middle School took on this challenge in hindsight of the No Child Left Behind Initiative in which closing the gap in levels of student performance was seen as the ultimate tool in combating successful academic outcomes. “Educators are always called to consider something new, something that enables students to participate completely in an evolving world dynamic” (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p. 231). The enactment of DII involved a curriculum design, development, and implementation stage to ensure it was well executed. Moreover, DII has positive and negative facets to its methodology. Introduction Clement Middle School, located in Redlands, California serves a population of nearly eleven hundred students in grades six through eight. The diverse population; many of which come from socioeconomically disadvantaged households, consists of 65% Hispanics, 18% Caucasians, 6% Black or African American, 7% Asian, and the remaining school population being of American Indian or Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Furthermore, Clement Middle School is a learning environment who participates in curriculum initiative called Direct Interactive Instruction (DII). In this curriculum approach, the school is attempting to model the philosophy No Child Left Behind (NCLB) tried to…

Related Documents