Level 1 CMAT

  • Level 1 Curriculum Management Audit Training—Curriculum Assessment, Design, and Delivery is a three-day training program designed to prepare participants to examine and evaluate deep alignment issues to improve student achievement.

    The Level 1 Curriculum Management Audit Training aims to focus on the best thinking in curriculum, assessment, and instructional design and delivery by using the five Curriculum Management Audit™ standards written by Fenwick English to maximize student achievement:
    • planning and change
    • curriculum scope
    • staff development
    • assessment scope and trend data
    • planning and the change intervention process
    Along with an overview of audit premises, standards, internal reviews, and external auditing, the program addresses topics related to curriculum and program design, assessment design and delivery, equality and equity issues in design and delivery, and monitoring curriculum and instructional delivery.

    Through determining the scope of written curriculum and specification of curriculum guide components, participants learn to ensure curriculum articulation, develop a curriculum management plan, and design strategies for program cohesion. Participants will determine purposes, components, and scope of assessments in an effort to interpret and use test data appropriately and establish a design for program evaluation.

    By distinguishing between equality and equity, participants learn to identify district equality issues and assess curriculum connectivity. To ensure appropriate quality of teaching and learning, participants learn to monitor curriculum and instruction delivery through the use of teacher of appraisals and walk-throughs and by specifying district expectations.

    Who Should Attend

    Superintendents, chief academic officers, curriculum specialists, content department directors and chairs, district and campus instructional leaders, and individuals interested in becoming certified curriculum management auditors

Contact Us

  • Opal Core
    Coordinator, Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center


  • Susie Townsend
    Susan Townsend facilitates the Levels 1 and 2 CMAT.
    She recently retired as superintendent of schools for Weld County School District Re-3J, northeast of Denver, Colorado, after 36 years of serving as a public school teacher and administrator. She currently works as a consultant for Centennial Bureau of Cooperative Educational Services in Northern Colorado and is an adjunct professor at Aims College in Greeley, Colorado.

    Townsend received her CMSi audit training in 1994 and has served on audits in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Texas, Washington, Vermont, Colorado, North Carolina, and Alaska.