This sounds a lot like the IB program´s unit-planning format, and the Understanding by Design program, too. Old wine in a new bottle, indeed.
---- Marvin Bartel wrote:
> I found some Powerpoint slides by googling the words "cornerstone assessment ubd".
> It appears to be backward curriculum design where you use meaningful and useful assessment (not depending on only paper & pencil testing) before, during, and after learning experiences.