Criteria
Exemplary
Proficient
Emerging
Beginning Stages

Unit Reviewed__

Standards and Benchmarks

· Clearly tied to an assessment
· Cross-curricular connections
· Reflects what was actually taught at the end of the unit
· Some cross-curricular connections
· Few are tied directly to assessment

· Included but not clearly tied to assessments
· Nice to know, but not relevant to unit focus
· No standards & benchmarks indicated
Overall Strengths:



Essential Questions

· Engaging
· Guides students’ learning
· Endures and establishes lifelong understanding of the unit
· Thought provoking
· Insightful
· Age appropriate
· Clear focus
· Eludes to an understanding
· Simplistic
· Uneven in quality
· More than a few in number
· Questions unrelated to content and assessment(s)
· Absent
· Unit Questions
· Written as Yes/No or Right/Wrong


Content

· Details specific, clear & succinct
· In list form rather than narrative
· References key concepts taught in unit
· Noun driven facts
· Topics align with standards, skills & assessments
· Describe main concepts
· Subject matter Identified
· Few topics/concepts identified
· Vague
· Generic
· Narrative
· Worded as skills
· Disconnected alignment to skills & assessments
Areas for Improvement:



Skills

· Commence with action verb
· Precise & targeted
· Reflects proficiency levels
· Clear action verbs
· Measurable
· Generic verb
· Broad objectives
· Vague
· Written as content or activity
· Disconnected to content & assessment

Assessment

· Specific products
· Includes assessments FOR & OF learning
· Modified for student proficiency
· Wide-ranging
· Would show evidence of student learning
· Product or performance listed clearly
· Assessment focused around the intended skills
· Generic
· Varied narrowly
· Student expectation & role not noted
· Absent
· Limited
· Unfocused on the content & skills