Student Learning Outcomes 2016-17
A Student Learning Outcome (SLO) is the primary learning focus for a particular class. It is what students should know and be able to do by the completion of a semester or year-long course.
9th Grade: World Civilizations/Geography
Students will be able to present research findings, including multiple supporting facts, from at least 3 different sources on a historical/contemporary topic and analyze how it affects themselves and the world today at least four times in the school year.
Students will be able to differentiate between two world cultures, naming at least three differences and similarities. Evidence will be used to show how aspects of history and geography have influenced these cultural traits.
8th Grade: U.S. History
Students will examine and understand that the Revolutionary War established the United States as a free and independent nation. They will demonstrate their proficiency through achieving 85% or higher on the Road to Revolution and Revolutionary War exams, which include the analysis of personal significance of the War.
Students will examine the Constitution as a historical and living document that governs the United States. They will demonstrate their understanding through analyzing specific real world situations in which the Bill of Rights is applied. The study of the Constitution will include completing the required state Civics Exam.
Students will demonstrate effective writing skills by achieving 80% or better on two or more written expository essays.
Students will demonstrate effective writing skills by achieving 80% or better on two or more written argument essays.
7th grade: Students will solve and model real world situations using two-step equations, two-step inequalities, and proportions.
8th grade: Students will model real-world situations using multistep one-variable equations, linear functions, and graphs of linear systems.
9th grade: Students will model real-world situations using multistep equations, linear and exponential functions, and systems of functions.
Students will be able to use effective decision making skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Students will understand and apply elements of the four main components of fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and cardio endurance) through a variety of learning tasks through the semester.
Students use technology as a tool for conveying an original idea through the use of the design process.
Each student will design, construct, and critique a miniature building of their choice, based on sound design and building strategies.
ECS (Exploring Computer Science)
Students will use principles of “technology as a tool” for developing computational algorithms and problem solving through programming. Students will conduct projects that require specifying problems, analyzing its data and reporting results and solutions. Students will also draw conclusions as to how technology impacts their personal lives.
Food and Nutrition 1
Students will plan a menu consisting of three healthy meals for a family of four using the seven nutrients. Students will evaluate their menus for nutritional deficiencies and formulate a plan to create a more balanced menu.
Students will operate a sewing machine independently. They will also read and follow a pattern guide with limited assistance while creating various sewing projects.
Students will design and create paintings using the elements and principles of art with a variety of media and processes.
Students will be able to read rhythms up to an 8th note including rests and ties, play the first 8 notes on their instrument, and recognize note names at a rate of 20 notes per minute.
Students will be able to correctly play and efficiently change between the basic open position chords.
Students will increase their sight reading abilities through notation literacy (being able to read notes and rhythms quickly and accurately).
Students will create, compile, use, and present a director’s book.
Students will apply science process skills to the scientific method to solve problems in the 21st century. Science process skills consist of communication, observation, infer, predict, measure, experiment, classify, represent data, control variable, scientific models, and imagination. The scientific method consists of steps of purpose, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, and conclusion.
Self-contained Resource Class
Students will be able to compare groups of manipulatives.
Students will show a half to a full year’s growth in reading.
Students will find mathematical patterns to make predictions for how and when to solve and write an equation.