CP 12: Planning for and Producing High-Quality Student Work

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

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  • Core Resources about EL Education

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Guidance Documents

The EL Education model compels students to produce high-quality work that demonstrates complexity, craftsmanship, and authenticity. Teachers plan deeply for student products that demonstrate these qualities. They support students to create products for audiences beyond teachers and parents (e.g., a whole-class scientific study of a local pond, resulting in a water-quality report for the city board of health). Creating real work for real audiences motivates students to meet standards and engage in revision. In the process, they develop perseverance and they realize that they can do more than they thought possible.

To create a culture of excellence, teachers have high expectations for all students and support all students with the scaffolding and equitable opportunities they need to achieve excellence. Students analyze models of excellence—student work and professional work—and revise multiple times. They receive targeted feedback from teachers, experts, and peers based on established criteria. 

Teachers and school leaders analyze student work samples, assignments, and rubrics in professional development to develop a common understanding of how to build complex, engaging assignments and how to support students’ attainment of quality work and standards.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

The EL Education model compels students to produce high-quality work that demonstrates complexity, craftsmanship, and authenticity. Teachers plan deeply for student products that demonstrate these qualities. They support students to create products for audiences beyond teachers and parents (e.g., a whole-class scientific study of a local pond, resulting in a water-quality report for the city board of health). Creating real work for real audiences motivates students to meet standards and engage in revision. In the process, they develop perseverance and they realize that they can do more than they thought possible.

To create a culture of excellence, teachers have high expectations for all students and support all students with the scaffolding and equitable opportunities they need to achieve excellence. Students analyze models of excellence—student work and professional work—and revise multiple times. They receive targeted feedback from teachers, experts, and peers based on established criteria. 

Teachers and school leaders analyze student work samples, assignments, and rubrics in professional development to develop a common understanding of how to build complex, engaging assignments and how to support students’ attainment of quality work and standards.

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