What are your students ready to learn?
|State standards and district directives give us guidelines as to what skills should be taught in each grade level. As teachers, though, we know that the students we work with every day don’t all come into our class ready for “grade level” work. Some students have already mastered these skills and are ready for something more. Other students need more foundational skills to help get them closer to the standards.
The Learning Continuum is a tool from NWEA that lists skills from simple to more complex/difficult. If your school uses NWEA MAP Growth assessments, you can use students’ RIT scores to match them to the skills that the assessment shows that they are ready to be working on right now in class.
The curriculum ladders use statements from the Learning Continuum and are designed to help you think about the skills that are most important for each student, as they relate to the standards we are required to teach.
Every child should have a chance to learn something new every day!
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