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The How



In this section, you will look at your content area standards, whether they are Iowa Core or National Standards.


This section will support your navigation through the standards.

Know and Understand Your Standards

Take time to understand how the Iowa Core or national content standards are organized
and what students are expected to know and be able to do at the particular grade level(s).


Identify Learning Targets

Identify priority learning goals within the curriculum.


Identify Reporting Standards

Identify the standards that will be on the report card. 


Understand Proficiency

Create a proficiency scale or rubric for each learning goal.
“Performance standards should clearly express 'How good is good enough' 
and 'What constitutes an A?'” (Tomlinson & McTighe, 2006, p.129).