UNPACKING STANDARDSAlignment....Use the Standards to Guide: Curriculum, Instruction, AssessmentSteps to Prioritizing Standards
What does it mean to unpack standards?
What do we expect our students to know?Step 1: Make initial selections using criteria below.
Analyze language & Extract CluesTier 1 - Learning Targets!
Essential Knowledge- Nouns!How will we know they are learning?Step 2: Look for connections to state tests. Make revisions as needed.
-facts students need to know to master the standardsTier 1 Formative & Summative Assessments!
Essential Skills - Verbs!How will we respond when students don't know it?Step 3: Chart selections for each grade in grade-level sheet
-exercising and practicing new facets of knowledgeMTSS - Tier 1 - Reteaching! MTSS - Tier 2 Intervention
Steps to Unpack StandardsHow will we respond when students already know it?Step 4: Vertically align Priority Standards by discussing & reaching consensus.
1. Read the standards as a teamMTSS - Tier 1 - Extension!
2. Highlight or circle the verbsNext Steps....Priority Standard Selection Criteria
3. Highlight or underline the nouns and noun phrasesDetermine Essential Standards or Priority Standards
4. Determine the number of learning targets found within each standardRemember, the standards we have determined as essential are the ones we are going to spend the bulk of our time pre-assessing, teaching, assessing, re-teaching and reassessing. These are the standards we can’t imagine our students leaving our course of study or grade level without mastering.Endurance (lasting beyond one grade or course; concepts and skills needed in life)
5. Add a row (right click or command click- insert row) under the standard and write each as separate learning targetsPrioritization not EliminationLeverage (crossover applications within the content area and to other content areas; i.e., interdisciplinary connections)
6. Pull the academic vocabulary from the standard - this can be added in another column (right click or command click- insert column right or left)Prioritization does not mean elimination. The other standards will still be taught. They are good to know, but a student could still progress to the next grade or course without mastering them at a high level.Readiness for next level of learning (prerequisite concepts and skills students need to enter a new grade level or course of study)
Central Rivers AEA Learning ProgressionsAchieve the Core - Suggested prioritized standards