How to Correlate a Collection to Standards: An ILILE Demonstration Project
ILILE has taken on the broad task of correlating the Reinberger Children's Library Center's Science and Social Studies collection to the Academic Content Standards developed by the Ohio Department of Education. Other content areas are currently being addressed and will be posted as each discipline is completed.
ILILE has worked with INFOhio to enhance its MARC records and correlate an item in its collection to the standards. Based on the leadership of INFOhio's cataloging experts, we are adding a field to the MARC record for each standard, benchmark and indicator that correlates to a specific title.
This project should serve as a demonstration model. Our main goal is to supply valuable suggestions that will assist educators with supplemental resources that will enhance curricula. All of the recommended resources have been reviewed by certified teachers. To date, we have established an inventory of resources for both K-5 Science and K-5 Social Studies, by reviewing notables, reputable book reviews and perusing hundreds of resources. We welcome and encourage suggested additions to our collection of resources!
Before you begin! ILILE highly recommends that you encourage a Correlation Committee of qualified, certified educators who can offer their professional opinions as to the link between substance and standard. Our list was created with the collaborative effort of certified educators. It may be that you first review the resources and then share them with teachers who can peruse them to assess their suggested correlation.
ILILE is still in the process of collecting and identifying resources that correlate to the standards. Again, our intention is to share our interpretation of the process of correlating standards to resources.
Please note: As you consider the usefulness, comparative to your curriculum needs, of our undertaking, please keep in mind that each resource will be unique in its effectiveness to a particular standard. Some will be teacher-taught while others are student-centered. Also, some students read below level and others above Many of the titles may be used as a springboard to a lesson while others may support a lesson. You and your teachers will decide. ILILE welcomes educators to use and share this project, and as always, we appreciate further suggestions and welcome any questions.