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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.
Standard
RVL 1.A: Evidence cited is directly tied to the appropriate indicators of practice and accurately represents the levels of performance.
Target
Develop strategies to determine observables for actions, behaviors, and dispositions. Identify student & teacher look-fors related to indicators in the proficient performance level.
Assessment
Complete a behavioralization within the proficient performance levels of selected indicators/attributes of your instructional framework.
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Lessons

Lesson 2.2 Describing Look-fors

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Digging Deeper for Look-fors of Learning & Engagement Did you notice our beachcomber on our introductory page carried not just his detector, but also a shovel? He was prepared to…

Lesson 2.3 Describing Look-fors Assessment

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Standard

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…