Curriculum vs. Standards

Curriculum is the day-to-day outline of strategies that teachers use to help students learn. Curriculum involves textbooks, homework assignments, classroom activities and assessments – the “how” of teaching. In Missouri, school districts design or select their own curriculum based on local needs. Teachers adjust the curriculum to help students reach and go beyond the standards for learning.

While curriculum is the process, standards are the goal. You can find more differences between curriculum and standards here.