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Step 1 (Craft Unit Learning Target)

Step 1 (Craft Unit Learning Target)
  1. TARGET:

    • Your target is to select a Performance Expectation (or part of a PE) as a Unit Learning Target; and
    • Build language that makes a SMART goal for students’ academic performances.
    • Use the lenses that follow to influence decisions.
  • DATA:

    • Look at driving data for your school (MSP or any other standardized tool) and interpret your grade level.
    • Local data can bring another look at strengths and weakness. If you happen to use MAP regularly, a placement test from a publisher, or any other mechanism, you certainly should use this as a tool for analysis of your population’s academic identity.
  • ANECDOTAL OBSERVATIONS:

    • Anecdotal observations (which may be introspective about your personal needs or the systemic work environment in which you work) need to be recorded. That can include perceived voids from a given text series, your personal educational background, strands that time never allows for adequate coverage, required lesson adherence, etc. Also,
    • Describe where you may need support in background knowledge to feel more confident in presenting learning opportunities for students.
  • DEMOGRAPHICS:

    • Characterize your community’s makeup:
    • SES;
    • Free-and-reduced percent;
    • Ethnic minorities;
    • ELL; and any other important considerations.
  • ENVIRONMENT:

    • Last, frame students with their environment for opportunities for learning.
    • Is there a district or school goal that needs to be incorporated?
  1. BUILD A CONSENSUS OF YOUR SELECTED UNIT LEARNING TARGET.

MATERIALS USED (SUGGESTED):

  • Washington State Mathematics Standards
  • Washington State Science Standards
  • MAP scores
  • Any local data
  • Demographic profile through the OSPI website or your own district site.
  • District or text scope and sequencing guide

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