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School-Wide Expectations for Learning

Terryville High School School-wide Student Standards (for Report Cards)

Key

4 = Exemplary

3 = Goal

2 = Proficient

1 = Basic

0 = Below Basic

Standard 1 – Inquiry

4 Consistently asks perceptive, insightful, and relevant questions

3 Consistently asks thoughtful, relevant questions

2 Asks relevant questions

1 Asks few or irrelevant questions

0 Does not ask questions

Standard 2 - Critical Thinking

4 Consistently and astutely interprets information, distinguishes nuanced claims, and draws insightful conclusions

3 Logically interprets information, distinguishes claims, and draws reasonable conclusions

2 Usually interprets information logically, distinguishes claims, and draws reasonable conclusions, but lacks consistency

1 Shows significant difficulty interpreting information, distinguishing claims, and/or drawing reasonable conclusions

0 Shows no evidence of interpreting information, distinguishing claims, and/or drawing reasonable conclusions

Standard 3 - Organization and Support of Ideas (Verbal and Written)

4 Verbal and written work is logical, well-organized, and supported in detail with a seamless flow of ideas

3 Verbal and written work is logical, organized, and supported with relevant details

2 Verbal and written work shows some organization, clarity, and support, but may reflect difficulty in one of these areas

1 Lack of organization, clarity, and/or support makes it difficult for the audience to understand

0 Work shows substantial lack of organization, clarity, and support so that the audience cannot understand

Standard 4 - Verbal Communication

4 – Verbal communication is clear, precise, and shows a keen awareness of audience.

3 – Verbal communication is clear and shows an awareness of audience.

2 – Verbal communication is clear, but lacks awareness of audience.

1 - Verbal communication lacks clarity so that the audience has difficulty understanding.

0 – Verbal communication lacks clarity and cannot be understood.

Standard 5 - Written Communication

4– Written communication is clear, precise, and shows a keen awareness of audience.

3 – Written communication is clear and shows an awareness of audience.

2 – Written communication is clear, but lacks awareness of audience.

1 - Written communication lacks clarity so that the audience has difficulty understanding.

0 – Written communication lacks clarity and cannot be understood.

Standard 6 - Information, Media, and Technology Use

4 Uses digital media and technology responsibly to significantly enhance work

3 Uses digital media and technology responsibility to enhance work

2 Uses digital media and technology, but use may not enhance presentation of ideas

1 Uses digital media and technology minimally or ineffectively

0 Does not use digital media and technology responsibly

Standard 7 - Collaboration

4 Makes significant contributions when working collaboratively, is respectful of others’ ideas, and actively encourages others to contribute ideas

3 Makes significant contributions when working collaboratively, is respectful of others’ ideas, and occasionally encourages others to contribute ideas

2 Makes some contributions when working collaboratively and is respectful of others’ ideas

1 Shows difficulty working collaboratively and/or is not always respectful of other’s ideas

0 Is not respectful of others ideas and/or refuses to work collaboratively

Standard 8 - Creativity

4 Ideas and work always show originality and creativity

3 Ideas and work frequently show originality and creativity

2 Ideas and work sometimes show originality and creativity

1 Ideas and work rarely show originality and creativity

0 Ideas and work do not show originality and creativity

Standard 9 - Research Skills

4 Very effectively uses a variety of resources including digital sources to support ideas, shows ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources, and cites sources correctly.

3 - Appropriately uses a variety of resources including digital sources, shows ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources, and cites sources correctly.

2 - Uses a variety of resources including digital sources, but shows some difficulty distinguishing between credible and non-credible sources, and/or citing sources correctly.

1 - Work shows limited research skills. Work reflects a limited number of resources and a lack of credible resources.

0 - Work shows little to no evidence of research skills.

Standard 10 - Responsibility and Independence

4 Is always prepared for class, meets deadlines, and promotes self-advocacy (e.g. requests make-up work, requests help, etc.)

3 Is frequently prepared for class, meets deadlines, and promotes self-advocacy (e.g. requests make-up work, requests help, etc.)

 2 Is sometimes prepared for class, meets deadlines, and promotes self-advocacy (e.g. requests make-up work, requests help, etc.)

1 Is rarely prepared for class. Rarely meets deadlines or promotes self-advocacy (e.g. requests make-up work, requests help, etc.)

0 Is not prepared for class. Does not meet deadlines or promote self-advocacy (e.g. requests make-up work, requests help, etc.)

Standard 11 - Respectfulness and Character

4 Consistently demonstrates both respectful and helpful behavior and is a model of personal responsibility, character, and ethical behavior.

3 Frequently demonstrates respectful and helpful behavior 

2 Sometimes demonstrates respectful and helpful behavior

1 Rarely demonstrates respectful and helpful behavior

0 Does not demonstrate respectful and helpful behavior

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