Are we considering the developmental appropriateness of power standards and learning targets?
The power standards come from Washington State learning standards. The state determines the appropriateness of standards, not the districts. We do not have the luxury of rewriting state standards. As teachers who hold Washington State Teaching Certificates, we are ethically bound to teach these standards. When the teams identified the power standards, they used the criteria of endurance, leverage and readiness. Each year, we will audit the power standards we selected to ensure they continue to be the most essential and an adequate safety net for all students.