Power Standards

Power Standards are a carefully selected subset of the complete list of standards and indicators within each grade level and content area that students need for success. There are three criteria used to identify Power Standards: Endurance, Leverage, and Readiness for the Next Level.

Endurance: Will this standard or indicator provide students with knowledge and skills that will be of value beyond a single test date?
Leverage: Will this provide knowledge and skills that will be of value in multiple disciplines?
Readiness for the Next Level of Learning: Will this provide students with essential knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the next grade or the next level of instruction?

Power Standards do not replace the Grade Level Expectations or the Performance Standards. Teachers are still expected to teach all of the state expectations; however, identifying Power Standards allow teachers to place more emphasis upon a smaller subset of essential standards which all students are expected to master.

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