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1 - What do I do to establish and communicate learning goals, tracking student progress, and celebrate success

Communicate Learning Goals

1. What do I typically do to provide clear learning goals and scales (rubrics)?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher provides a clearly stated learning goal accompanied by a scale or rubric that describes levels of performance relative to the learning goal.

Teacher has a learning goal posted so that all students can see it

The learning goal is a clear statement of knowledge or information as opposed to an activity or assignment

Teacher makes reference to the learning goal throughout the lesson

Teacher has a scale or rubric that relates to the learning goal posted so that all students can see it

Teacher makes reference to the scale or rubric throughout the lesson

Student Evidence

When asked, students can explain the learning goal for the lesson

When asked, students can explain how their current activities relate to the learning goal

When asked, students can explain the meaning of the levels of performance articulated in the scale or rubric

2. What do I typically do to track student progress?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher facilitates tracking of student progress on one or more learning goals using a formative approach to assessment.

Teacher helps students track their individual progress on the learning goal

Teacher assigns scores using a scale or rubric that depicts student status relative to the learning goal

Teacher uses formal and informal means to assign scores to students

Teacher charts the progress of the entire class on the learning goal

Student Evidence

When asked, students can describe their status relative to the learning goal using the scale or rubric

Students systematically update their status on the learning goal

3. What do I typically do to celebrate success?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher provides students with recognition of their current status and their knowledge gain relative to the learning goal.

Teacher acknowledges students who have achieved a certain score on the scale or rubric

Teacher acknowledges students who have made gains in their knowledge and skill relative to the learning goal

Teacher acknowledges and celebrates the final status and progress of the entire class

Teacher uses a variety of ways to celebrate success

• Show of hands

• Certification of success

• Parent notification

• Round of applause

Student Evidence

Students show signs of pride regarding their accomplishments in the class

When asked, students say they want to continue to make progress