Evaluation Criteria
Big Questions reflections
Level 1
(50-59%)
Level 2
(60-69%)
Level 3
(70-79%)
Level 4
(80-100%)
D-
50-52%
D
53-56%
D+
57-59%
C-
60-62%
C
63-66%
C+
67-69%
B-
70-72%
B
73-76%
B+
77-79%
A-
80-86%
A
87-94%
A+
95-100%
Creating, imagining and innovating
The student...
Limited or incomplete
...tries to solve problems by examining alternative possibilities.
Developing
...generates more than one original idea, ingenious product and solution to problems.
Proficient
...strives for greater fluency of ideas, flexibility, originality and elaboration.
Excellence
...evaluates to refine work; engages discovery, exploration, and experimentation to reach unexpected answers.
Learning continuously
The student...
Limited or incomplete
...confronts learning opportunities with fear rather than with wonder.
Developing
...is open to new learning experiences as long as little effort is required.
Proficient
...is eager to learn and invites the unknown, the creative, the inspirational, even if extra effort is required. Learning appears to be very important.
Excellence
...seizes every opportunity as a valuable learning experience; searches for new and better ways of learning, striving for improvement.
Persisting
When dealing with a new problem, the student…
Limited or incomplete
...stays on task with prompting.
Developing
...sporadically stays on task without prompting.
Proficient
...sustains questioning and problem solving process over time.
Excellence
...is devoted to questioning and problem-solving tasks.
Questioning and posing problems
The student...
Limited or incomplete
...is able to generate closed-ended questions but is afraid to probe deeper into an issue or problem.
Developing
...is not afraid to probe deeper into an issue or problem but needs prompting from teacher to generate appropriate questions.
Proficient
...is able to generate appropriate questions to see alternative points of view.
Excellence
...is able to pose hypothetical problems; makes connections and relationships.
Responding with wonderment and awe
The student...
Limited or incomplete
...appears curious at times.
Developing
...is curious most of the time.
Proficient
...is curious, sees and responds to the beauty of the world and enjoys learning.
Excellence
...is enthusiastic and passionate about learning.