|Riverview School District adopts student Outcomes and Indicators|
|Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 12:20|
The Riverview School District Thinking Skills Committee recently completed a two-year body of work, adopting 21st Century Outcomes and Indicators for student success.
National research was completed with for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, higher education and K-12 education to formulate the essential skills necessary for our students to be successful.
Six outcomes were agreed upon, and include: Self- Directed Learners, Complex Thinkers, Quality Producers, Community Contributors, Effective Communicators, Collaborative Workers.
Each outcome is accompanied by a list of indicators which demonstrate evidence that an outcome is reached. For instance, Self-Directed Learners would be students that: Set goals and use time effectively, problem-solve as reflective learners,take initiative for learning, practice resiliency, gather knowledge.
The district also identified specific thinking skills that will be necessary to achieve the Outcomes and Indicators and will be using Bloom’s Taxonomy Revised as its Thinking Skills model.
The model includes in order from easiest to most difficult: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating.
People may be wondering how the district will be implementing the Outcomes and Indicators study.
Dr. Anthony Smith explains, “This will be shared at the upcoming Welcome Back event in August with all RSD Staff. We will be posting the Outcomes and Indicators in all classrooms throughout the district. Teachers will be receiving ongoing training and each school year, we will be focusing on one of the six indicators to make sure we are constantly elevating practice in this area, district-wide.”
Riverview will become one of a handful of districts nationally that has adopted both Outcomes and Indicators and a Thinking Skills Model.