In the objective’s list, inferences “contributing members of their
for instruction community.”
are found in the The objective
statement to “meet
requiring students to be or exceed established
benchmarks of the Clover Park School District Standards of Excellence” also contains information for instructional practice. The “benchmarks” are not defined in any presented to the auditors, but the district “Standards of Excellence” were delineated in the Annual Performance Report as indicated below.
inferential documents 1999-2000
Standards of Excellence:
The Clover Park School District “Standards of Excellence” delineated in the 1999-2000 Annual Performance Report included the following:
Students will be able to read, write, speak, and listen effectively.
Students will have a firm understanding of science, mathematics, foreign language, history, the arts, and physical fitness.
All people must have the ability to think critically and creatively and to manage information.
Students must be able to manage their lives in areas such as personal finance, schedules, health and conflict resolution, and demonstrate self-discipline, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to cope with change.
Students need to understand the basic principals (sic) upon which (sic) our republic is founded; understand the value of community service; and demonstrate a respect for and an understanding of themselves and others.
Students must understand not only computers but also how various technologies influence their lives.
Students need to demonstrate a strong work ethic, teamwork and goal setting abilities.
Several implications for instruction are found in the Standards, including the need “to think critically and creatively,” which would require higher order thinking and problem solving to achieve. Demonstrating the ability to “speak and listen effectively” would require pupil interaction in groups. Understanding “computers…(and) various technologies” would require pupil involvement with the ways and means of technology.
A set of core values was also spelled out by the Clover Park School District. These core values include the following:
We believe that all individuals are responsible for their own actions.
We believe that the expression of freedom carries both sacrifice and responsibility.
We believe that the love of children is essential to their development.
We believe that integrity is a cornerstone for successful actions and relationships.
We believe that individuals and organizations thrive when people are treated with fairness and
We believe that the courage to stand by one's convictions builds a stronger community.
We believe that the power of the organization is equal to the shared commitment of its members.
Instructional implications from the core values would center upon words like “relationships” and “shared commitment” that call for active student engagement in social interaction in classroom learning activities in order to demonstrate the designated value.
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