Curriculum Trak & CTNext Comparison

We are excited to offer two great products to help you with the curriculum mapping and learning management you need for your instructional program. We find every school is in a different situation and are happy to have conversations with you about your goals and what solution might best meet your needs.

CTNext

Planning

Customized for Your Curriculum Journey

  • Whether you are using the Backward Design Approach or starting unit plans with core content and skills, CT is ready to support your unique curriculum design approach.
  • Unit planner templates are designed to evolve with your process as you progress in your curriculum journey.
  • Requirements and examples for each mapping element can be incorporated into the template to guide teachers through the curriculum writing process.See in a pie or bar chart where a concept is addressed in the curriculum – and in which subjects, grades, and courses.
  • Use variable filters to narrow down your search parameters.

Browsing Your School-Wide Curriculum

  • Within CT, your school and district-wide curriculum is one-click away for all teachers, spanning all subjects and grade levels.
  • Within CT, your school and district-wide curriculum is one-click away for all teachers, spanning all subjects and grade levels.
  • Teachers can easily apply filter with grade, subject, or course.
  • Schools can manage different types of designs for the same course by using the curriculum “Map Type”.

Course at a Glance

  • Browse your Unit Calendar within your course at a glance.
  • Browse your Unit Calendar within your course at a glance.
  • Slide the unit length bar to easily adjust the duration of a unit.

One-click Access

  • Personalize your CT landing page to keep your most frequently-needed pages and essential reports at your fingertips.
  • Personalize your CT landing page to keep your most frequently-needed pages and essential reports at your fingertips.
  • Drag and drop to rearrange the panels on the page.
  • Build customized dashboards to support the needs of user groups.

Powerful Global Search

  • Every element of your written curriculum by keyword, or hone in on specific standards, units, and resources.
  • Every element of your written curriculum by keyword, or hone in on specific standards, units, and resources.
  • See in a pie or bar chart where a concept is addressed in the curriculum – and in which subjects, grades, and courses.
  • Use variable filters to narrow down your search parameters.

Standards Alignment

  • Align and reference from the most comprehensive collection of standards in the industry.
  • Align and reference from the most comprehensive collection of standards in the industry.
  • Search, or use the drill-able menu to find the standards that your unit or assessment is aligned to.
  • Track what standards have been targeted and assessed—and how often—in a specific course, while designing new units or assessments.

Track Learning Goals

  • Easily track school-wide learning goals (SLOs), 21st Century skills, or life and career skills, and how they are integrated into your curriculum.
  • Easily track school-wide learning goals (SLOs), 21st Century skills, or life and career skills, and how they are integrated into your curriculum.
  • Use visual icons to identify and highlight essential or support standards, or learning goals.
  • Seamlessly integrate diverse goals into the unit planner for quick access and alignment.

Assessment Planning and Strategies

  • Customize your school’s assessment method list to guide and track assessment practices.
  • Customize your school’s assessment method list to guide and track assessment practices.
  • Gain insights into how those assessment methods are used by various grades and subjects with detailed pie and bar charts.
  • Take snapshots of these reports to track changes periodically.

Learning & Teaching

  • See how different teachers implement unit plans in their own classroom through lesson planning.
  • See how different teachers implement unit plans in their own classroom through lesson planning.
  • Manage your own lesson templates as a teacher; or build uniform school-created templates that all teachers use.
  • Easily select from target standards in a unit and add resources for each lesson.
  • Send lesson plans from CT to your Google Classroom to share with students!

Reflection with Analytics

Turn Curriculum Data into Powerful Insights

  • See where standards and other learning goals are taught and assessed across grade levels to make sure students are reaching learning targets for successful transitions.
  • See where standards and other learning goals are taught and assessed across grade levels to make sure students are reaching learning targets for successful transitions.
  • Easily run reports across your curriculum for gaps and redundancies, standards alignment, scope and sequence, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Apply findings to determine ways to modify and supplement your curriculum with resources and instructional planning.

Vertical and Horizontal Scope and Sequence

  • Build scope and sequence documents across different grades for the same discipline; or across different disciplines for the same grade.
  • Build scope and sequence documents across different grades for the same discipline; or across different disciplines for the same grade.
  • Quickly identify opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Recognize gaps and repetitions in your curriculum and make adjustments.

Comparative Unit Calendar

  • View the unit calendar for multiple courses, all at once.
  • View the unit calendar for multiple courses, all at once.
  • Select units directly from the calendar view to compare the details of these units.
  • Pinpoint common themes and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Enhance Communication through Comments & Discussions

  • Leave notes to yourself during the process of curriculum writing and refinement.
  • Leave notes to yourself during the process of curriculum writing and refinement.
  • Post notes for others to offer resources, ideas for collaboration, and feedback.
  • Engage in online discussions about a course, a unit, or a report.

API & Integrations

Single-Sign-On

  • Log in to CT using Google, Office 365, Clever credentials, or your school’s ADFS accounts

CTNext and ManageBac Integrations

  • Seamlessly add, browse and edit CT with CTNext or ManageBac Classes
  • Seamlessly add, browse and editCT withCTNext or ManageBac Classes
  • ExtendCT units into the classroom with assessment tasks & resources in the CTNext or ManageBac stream

Google Suite for Education Integration

  • Use the Google picker to select files from your Cloud drives
  • Use the Google picker to select files from your Cloud drives
  • Easily push lessons created in CT to your Google Classroom

OneRoster Ready

  • Sync with Student Information Systems through Classlink Integration
  • Sync with Student Information Systems through Classlink Integration
  • Directly import OneRoster ready data

Comparing CTNext & Curriculum Trak

If you  wonder which solution might be right for you or are already using Curriculum Trak, we invite you next to take a look at the feature comparison chart (link below) of Curriculum Trak and CT Next. We find every school is in a different situation and are happy to have conversations with you about your goals and what solution might best meet your needs.