Content Specific High School Exit Standards
By the end of Grade 12 students will be able to:
- Select and apply a variety of strategies to construct, interpret, and evaluate meaning of complex text.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and use of the different literary genres.
- Communicate effectively as writers, listeners, and speakers.
- Demonstrate resourcefulness and effective communication in a research activity using material from print, non-print, and electronic sources.
- Read for life-long learning, work, and pleasure.
- Demonstrate logical reasoning by making and testing conjectures, following a logical argument, and constructing simple and valid arguments.
- Interpret and define situations using variables, equations, tables, and graphs.
- Illustrate real -world phenomena with a variety of functions, verbal rules, equations and graphs.
- Represent and solve problems using geometric models.
- Use data analysis, statistics, and probability to draw inferences from charts, tables, and graphs that summarize data from real-world situations.
- Use technology to learn, explore and solve mathematical problems and concepts.
- Demonstrate that science is a learning experience that is based upon asking questions and seeking and validating information.
- Describe how science has influenced cultures and societies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and forces that have shaped the structure and composition of the Earth and the Universe.
- Explain how all organisms in the biosphere are linked to each other and to their physical environment by the transfer of matter and energy.
- Demonstrate how the Earth is a unique and dynamic member of the solar system, its relationship within our galaxy and our relationship within a continuously changing universe.
- Describe the relationship between all life forms and the environment.
- Demonstrate the relationship between mathematics, science, technology and written communication and explain how people effect and are effected by this relationship.
- Demonstrate an understanding that the world encompasses the historical experience from Ancient Times to modern civilization of peoples in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
- Apply critical thinking and knowledge of history and the social sciences to the decision-making process and the analysis of controversial issues in order to understand the present and anticipate the future.
- Read widely and critically to develop perspectives and thoughtful judgment and to make informal considered choices as they related to history and the social sciences.
- Explain the legal purposes and obligation to participate in our constitutional democracy and understand the relationship between participation in civic life and the attainment of personal and public goals.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the language studied and an in-depth knowledge of the cultures studied.
- Analyze critically what they have read and recognize main ideas as well as details.
- Demonstrate correct writing skills in the target language and write with accuracy and detail about a variety of topics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the literature of the target language.
- Comprehend and use a variety of materials written for native speakers.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in extensive conversation with native speakers.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan a trip to one of the countries studied.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
- Use various strategies to manage multiple individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate and understanding of the interrelationships between the economic system and consumer actions.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to pursue a variety of career paths within the Family and Consumer Sciences fields.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply Family and Consumer Science principles in order to address the diverse perspectives, needs, and characteristics of individuals and families.
- Demonstrate practices and skills involved in meeting customer and legal expectations in commercial and professional ventures. Demonstrate Family and Consumer Science standards that guide behavior in interpersonal relationships.
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INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
- Demonstrate the ability to create a hypothesis and use primary and secondary sources to explore and validate the hypothesis.
- Present research findings in multimedia and in writing, as position papers, case studies, briefs and other appropriate forms.
- Demonstrate effective and appropriate use of the Internet as an information source.
- Demonstrate effective and efficient use of the school-based technology network and other media equipment in order to complete projects.
- Sing and/or perform instrumentally with expression, improvisation and technical, reading, and notational accuracy.
- Develop basic improvisational and/or composing skills
- Understand and interpret musical elements, performances and genres aesthetically and historically.
- Demonstrate independence, creativity and self-awareness in a concentrated area of artistic specialization.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to continue to develop technical proficiency in varied art methods, media and subjects in one or more areas of artistic specialization.
- Understand, interpret and critique works of art and genres aesthetically and historically.
- Use basic movement skills to participate in a wide variety of leisure and work-related physical activities.
- Design a personal health fitness program based on an accurately assessed fitness profile.
- Demonstrate the ability to adjust individual performance to address differences in the individual physical, emotional and social characteristics of others.
- Recognize the influence physical activity can have in fostering an appreciation of cultural, ethnic, gender, physical and age differences.
- Explain the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to access school and community health services for self and others.
- Develop strategies to improve or maintain personal, family and community health.
- Evaluate the effect of media and other factors on personal, family, and community health.
- Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize various strategies when making decisions related to health needs and risks of young adults.
- Demonstrate knowledge and a variety of skills about diverse technology systems, including their nature, functioning and applications and how this technology has changed society.
- Demonstrate the ability to creatively solve problems with technology using a systems approach, higher order thinking skills, and a variety of resources including information, tools, and materials.
- Demonstrate the safe, effective, and creative use of technological resources including tools, machines, and materials throughout various technological processes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to perform tasks representative of careers in technology-based positions such as engineers, technologists, and technicians.