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Level 1 CMAT

TASA partners with Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSi) to provide Level 1 Curriculum Management Audit Training (CMAT) as well as Level 2 training and curriculum writing and planning workshops. Level 1 CMAT—Curriculum Assessment, Design, and Delivery is a three-day training program designed to prepare participants to examine and evaluate deep alignment issues to improve student achievement.

Level 1 CMAT is conducted both in-person and virtually. In-person trainings are three-day programs offered in Austin at TASA Headquarters. Virtual trainings are also three-day programs that are conducted synchronously. Light reading in the evenings is required for both in-person and virtual trainings. See a full list of offerings.

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About Level 1 Training


Level 1 CMAT focuses on the best thinking in curriculum, assessment, and instructional design and delivery, using the five Curriculum Management Audit™ standards written by Fenwick English to maximize student achievement:

  • planning and change
  • curriculum scope
  • staff development
  • assessment scope and trend data
  • planning and the change intervention process


Along with an overview of audit premises, standards, internal reviews, and external auditing, the program addresses topics related to curriculum and program design, assessment design and delivery, equality and equity issues in design and delivery, and monitoring curriculum and instructional delivery.


Participants learn to:

  • determine the scope of written curriculum and specification of curriculum guide components
  • ensure curriculum articulation
  • develop a curriculum management plan
  • design strategies for program cohesion
  • determine purposes, components, and scope of assessments to interpret and use test data appropriately and establish a design for program evaluation
  • identify district equality issues and assess curriculum connectivity
  • monitor curriculum and instruction delivery through the use of teacher of appraisals and walk-throughs and by specifying district expectations

Who Should Attend

Superintendents, chief academic officers, curriculum specialists, content department directors and chairs, district and campus instructional leaders, and individuals interested in becoming certified curriculum management auditors. District cohorts are encouraged.


Steven Ebell, Ed.D.

Steven Ebell, Ed.D.

Dr. Steven Ebell is a facilitator, lead auditor, and consultant with the Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center. Dr. Ebell has over three decades of experience working in Texas public schools, starting as an elementary special education teacher in Austin ISD. He held several leadership positions, including elementary and middle school principal in Marion ISD and Hays CISD, assistant superintendent in Hays CISD and Eanes ISD, superintendent in Gonzales ISD, and deputy superintendent in Clear Creek ISD.

Dr. Ebell is uniquely positioned to share the transformative power of the curriculum management improvement model, given his experience as a curriculum auditor and a district administrator who received a curriculum management audit and implemented the audit recommendations. He completed his audit training in 2010 and has served on and led curriculum management audit teams in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas.

CPE Hours

CMAT Level 1 offers up to 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.

Curriculum Management Audits

Through the Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center, TASA offers cost-effective audit services to school districts.


Opal Core

Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center