Standards and Their Purpose
Schoolcraft Community Schools has focused on developing eight to twelve content and/or grade level "Power" standards. These standards represent the skills and knowledge students need to be successful in that grade level and beyond. Most "Schoolcraft Standards" have a Proficiency Scale or rubric which describes what it takes to be 'basic/2/C' versus what it means to be at a 'great/4/A' level.
The purpose of the power standards is to clearly communicate the learning goals in each class or content area. Each SCS Power Standard was created by analyzing the Common Core Readiness Standards along with other state national standards. The key components of each standard are the verbs that help to define the learning objectives that will take place.
The proficiency scale to the right was used to develop the rubrics for each standard. Each rubric contains five possible scores and each score is reflective of expected learning that is taking place. The following rubric addresses the skills expected to be demonstrated through the reading of literature. Notice that each point made is directly connected with a verb, or an expected behavior.
9-10 SCS ELA Standard #3
Reading - Range of Reading and Text Complexity
Students will be able to read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Proficiency Score 4: The focus of the level 4, or what we consider "mastery" of the standard is focused on the ability of students to be able to read texts while performing deep level questioning, drawing conclusions, and making predictions from the text. In addition to explaining key ideas, themes, and the purpose of the piece as presented in key ideas.
Proficiency Score 3: Is a blending of level 2 and level 4 scores without showing complete level 4 scores.
Proficiency Score 2: This is the basic skill level where we are looking for key ideas that will make up the basic skills that will eventually build the mastery construct. In this area, we are looking for the ability to make notes on key points and evidence in the text while drawing conclusions or making predictions. Key vocabulary/terminology is also included to ensure understanding. This skill is essential for independent reading and analysis.
Proficiency Score 1: As students approach the basic skill, they will be able to perform some of the skills found on level two, but will still be struggling to do it regularly and proficiently.
Proficiency Score 0: This score is reserved for "non-attempts"or "no effort" being demonstrated during the assessment period.