A curriculum model is a framework for instructional methods and evaluation criteria. Curriculum models assist educational institutions with implementation of uniform standards by providing educators an example from which to teach.
Curriculum models contain strategies, activities, support resources and assessments. They are designed to provide consistent instructional techniques and predictable student outcomes. Curriculum models vary in the level of flexibility given to teachers. Some curriculum models provide teachers detailed scripts to follow. Other models outline principles and allow teachers to decide how best to apply the principles in the classroom. Some school districts modify curriculum models according to local needs.