Teachers employ Powerful Teaching and Learning strategies: the Skills, Knowledge, Thinking, Applications, and Relationships necessary for learning.
Relationships: Positive relationships are developed.
Rigor: Students are involved in activities that go beyond recall and basic comprehension and include critical thinking and problem solving activities.
Relevance: Students can explain what they are learning and why.
Reflection: Students reflect on their own work in meaningful ways.
Teachers continuously assess and monitor student learning and provide students timely, relevant feedback.
Differentiated instruction is evident and meets the diverse needs of all students.
Teachers align courses with Washington State ELR’s and GLE’s and district-approved curriculum.
An engaging and motivating learning environment exists for all students.
Teachers engage students in developmentally appropriate activities.
Student work is evident throughout the school.
Schools publicly celebrate student successes.
Teachers and school-based administrators use data to track students’ progress.
School teams analyze data and student work to plan instructional strategies that meet identified student needs.
Schools base the allocation of resources on data.