What is the difference between horizontal and vertical alignment?

Horizontal Alignment/Articulation

There will be cases where you will want to understand how often and what type of skills, content and resources are being covered across different subjects given a phase of time. This will help ensure that there are no overlaps or gaps around content and skills being taught, as well as ensuring students are not being assessed too frequently or infrequently.

To do this, you will want to compare different subject curriculum maps within the same grade level. To learn how to compare maps, click here.

Vertical Alignment/Articulation

As part of ensuring your institution is accredited means having curriculum maps that are aligned from one grade level to the next. This will ensure that given a subject, each grade-level curriculum adequately covers the necessary topics, skills, standards and learning outcomes to ensure student success throughout their school career.

To do this, you will want to compare different grade level curriculum maps within the same subject matter. To learn how to compare maps, click here.