7 Things to Look for in a Curriculum Management System

10-11-2010

Lawrence, KS - A look into key characteristics of Curriculum Management Systems


School districts across the country are actively seeking web based software systems to help manage, track, search and report on their ever changing district curriculum. The review and assessment of web based curriculum management tools can be a daunting and time consuming task. When assessing curriculum management systems, school districts often say they have too many decisions to make and do not know all of the right questions to ask.

Many districts have also compared shopping for curriculum management tools to buying a car. They look for name recognition, great advertising, product branding, and even look to see what their neighbors are using. When buying a car, a casual glance tells a potential buyer the model, the color and the general features. Sometimes, however, the most important features in a car are what you can’t see and that is also true for K-12 curriculum management systems.
 
In this article, Gail Tolbert addresses the following 7 Things to Look For:
 

  1. Seek Leading Edge Curriculum Technology
  2. Look Under the Hood
  3. Is There Knowledge Behind the Product?
  4. Experience with K-12 Integrated Systems
  5. Look for a System that You Will Never Outgrow
  6. Can the Software be Customized?
  7. Choose a Partner not a Vendor

 
To read the article and learn more, visit: http://www.schooleffects.com/ecurriculum/7_things_to_look_for