TIMELESS PRACTICES TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING
Supporting educators and leaders in their important work of helping every student become a confident and successful learner
"Unwrapping" the standards is a simple but powerful practice to help educators clarify what students must know and be able to do. When educators take the time to analyze each standard and identify its essential concepts and skills, the result is more effective instructional planning, higher quality assessment design, and improved student learning.
Power Standards are those standards that are essential for student success. This “how-to” manual explains step-by-step how teams of educators can collaboratively identify and vertically align for K-12.
Priority Standards provide the solid foundation for planning all subsequent instruction, assessment, and curriculum.
After the Priority Standards are identified, “unwrapping” those standards reveals exactly what students need to know and be able to do.
CFAs directly align with the “unwrapped Priority Standards, Learning Intentions, and Success Criteria for any one unit of study. The same process can then be applied to other units.
RCD provides the comprehensive framework for creating multiple units of study for any grade or course.