"In all of my years leading districts through the curriculum alignment process, this is the first book that I have encountered that makes the process manageable and doable."
"This book will help others create curriculum that will cause lasting change."
"This book will allow schools and districts to effectively align standards, curriculum, and assessments to provide continuity among departments and across grade levels."
"Joe Crawford is a veteran leader with a track record committed to excellence and equity. These strategies have been applied in some of the most challenging schools in the nation and these practical ideas can be used by teachers and administrators at every level."
"The strategies the author uses in developing and implementing power standards across a district are effective, practical and meaningful. Teachers involved become advocates of true alignment and meaningful assessment: systemically impacting learning. This process reaches all the way to the student desk, where the real learning takes place."
"The author has written a clear, step by step handbook on how to select and organize essential curriculum topics. This book is a worthy contribution to the literature on creating coherent curriculum."