DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR EVALUATING THE ALIGNMENT OF THE BS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Ma. Liza C. Daluz

The importance of curriculum alignment in an education system cannot be denied. A curriculum alignment examination is needed to check whether there is a complete agreement between the learners’ expectations (intended curriculum), the teachers’ instruction (enacted curriculum), and the assessments employed (assessed curriculum). Proper alignment ensures that there are no gaps in the curriculum that may impede students’ achievement of the intended outcomes. It is a way to guarantee that students can attain the intended learning expectations required in the program which will contribute to their success in attaining long term skills needed for career advancement. Established curriculum development models e.g. Webb model, and SEC Model have been very useful and have become standards when conducting curriculum alignment evaluation.

This study involves a review of curriculum alignment models towards the development of a model suited for an IT degree program. Through content analysis of existing models, the study intends to develop a curriculum alignment model that will harness the strengths of the standard models applied in previous curriculum alignment studies.