It can be said that we are all looking for something, whether it be happiness or just coins left behind by careless tourists. However, when we step into a classroom, we don’t want to randomly scan and sweep with the hope of collecting something useful. It is important to understand what we are looking for during a lesson, and a critical step lies in unpacking a rubric. This will allow for comprehensive evidence collection and can be accomplished through a process of “behavioralization” or creating lists of behaviors, actions, and dispositions related to each indicator.
As you begin this work, it is important to also visit the course titled “Unpacking Your Rubric” if you haven’t already, to develop a big picture understanding of the structure, practices, and intents in your framework. It is important to know that determining and defining look-fors is a lengthy process that is unique to each framework. This course will not result in a comprehensive list, but will provide you with:
- general strategies that you can apply to all indicators
- targeted strategies to address indicators related to engagement and learning
- to prepare you and your team to engage in this work on your own with your district framework.
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In-Course Assessment Using the organizer from Lesson 1, select one indicator or attribute and complete a behavioralization to determine look-fors for the proficient or effective performance level. Here is the chart…