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If you are looking at the title of this course, the idea of “unpacking” may be conjuring images of joy (taking out flip flops upon arrival to your destination), or sadness (back home and finding a seashell in your pocket), or perhaps, angst, if you immediately think of a time when you spent hours unpacking new standards. However, we know unpacking anything complex will lead to new discoveries.

It is imperative that teachers understand how and why you have selected a performance level or how you are supporting a claim about practice. This requires observers to develop a deep understanding of their framework and the expectations for teachers/service providers. The first step in this process is through an unpacking or deep dive into each domain, indicator, and attribute, examining the overarching intent and paying close attention to the language integrated throughout. It is important to note that this course will not result in a complete unpacking of your rubric. You will be guided through 3 steps of an unpacking process that you can then apply to your framework on your own and with your team. Through the lessons, you will explore the following:

  • Developing a general understanding of intent and research
  • Defining challenging phrases and instructional concepts
  • Recognizing key levers between performance levels
RVL 1.A: Evidence cited is directly tied to the appropriate indicators of practice and accurately represents the levels of performance.
Develop an understanding of my framework by utilizing strategies to recognize the structure, design, & research inherent in the framework and locate and define challenging terms and phrases.
Companion Guidebook Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning Connections: Chapter 2 & Strategies 1-5
Identify and define 3-4 challenging phrases to prepare for a conversation with a teacher about the framework. Collaborate with a partner to arrive at a common understanding.


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Lesson 1.2 Unpacking a Rubric Part II

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Setting the Context II: Understanding the Rubric Language Now that you have looked at the intent and language across the performance levels in the first lesson, the next step is…

Lesson 1.3 Unpacking a Rubric Part III

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Resources for Digging Deeper As you work to define challenging phrases, you will notice two areas of instruction may appear on your framework that will take more time to deconstruct:…

Lesson 1.4 Unpacking a Rubric Assessment

Length: 30 minutesComplexity: Standard

In-Course Assessment Review your framework and locate 3-4 phrases that could be considered “challenging.”   [badgeos_submission achievement_id=”4179″] On Your Own Implementation Challenge Step 1: Review all indicators on your framework,…