Oregon Department of Education

What are the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum?

The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum, or SEC, was developed in 1998 as a tool to measure alignment between instruction and standards. Surveys are available in mathematics, science, social studies and English language arts. A primary purpose for the development of the survey was to determine whether alignment was as important to achievement as any other indicator. In essence it asked the question: Does alignment matter? The answer was emphatically, yes.

The survey instruments and reporting tools provide an objective approach for schools and districts to analyze instruction in relation to best practice RTF and Oregon's content standards. This data can be used in professional learning communities to promote dialogue and discussion around effective teaching.

Additional Resources

  • Sarah Martin Email    (503) 947-5668
    District and School Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources