According to the Michigan Department of Education's publication Education Yes!—A Yardstick for Excellent Schools, a school will have written curriculum, assessed curriculum, and taught curriculum that should follow (or align with) the standards set forth in The Michigan Curriculum Framework (1996). Schools will measure their work toward curriculum alignment in the school and across the district. Attention will be paid to the local curriculum standards for learning, problem solving, and decision-making to give students the tools necessary to succeed.
A practice of joint planning (and occasionally team teaching) between the faculty of one educational institution and another. For example, History teachers from a middle school and high school may work together to determine a six-year sequence of content that covers international themes.