The Standards-Based Classroom

The Standards-Based Classroom

Make Learning the Goal

Emily Rinkema, Stan Williams


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Get to know which practices related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to make learning the goal for every student! You’ll learn how to

  • Create learning targets that are scalable and transferable within and across units
  • Develop instructional scales for each learning target
  • Design non-scored practice activities and assessments
  • Introduce and model skills that will be assessed and design tasks that allow students to use these skills
  • Differentiate instruction and activities based on data from various types of assessments
  • Maintain a gradebook that tracks summative achievement of learning targets, and score assessments accordingly
  • Communicate progress clearly and efficiently with students and families