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GOAL 2: Skills

Every APS student will have a set of SKILLS to implement his or her plan.

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APS students will develop the following 21st century skills:

Critical Thinking (problem solving and global and cultural awareness)

    • I evaluate, weigh evidence and apply reasoned decision making to solve problems.

Collaboration (communication, interpersonal skills)

    • I work together with others, harnessing the power of teamwork. I understand the importance of influence to motivate others to get things accomplished.

Invention (creativity and innovation)

    • I use imagination, innovation and ingenuity to solve problems.


Information Literacy (find and use information and information technology)

    • I understand how to access and process changing information, updating my own thinking and processing.

Self-Direction (personal and civic responsibility, work ethic, financial literacy, resiliency, adaptability)

    • I take initiative. I am inquisitive, entrepreneurial and curious. I can persevere through challenging situations, take calculated risks and stand accountable for my actions. I continually advocate for my own needs as well as the needs of others.

Our Goal

Outcomes

By 2020, 100% of APS students will develop 21st century skills to implement their plans.

100% of students will receive a C or better or Partially Proficient [PP] or better when using standards based grading in at least 3 of the 5 primary subject areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art/Music/PE.

We will get there by implementing high leverage systems including interim assessments, data-driven instruction, and observation feedback protocols. By 2020, 100% of APS schools will be implementing these systems with fidelity.

The expected outcomes for Goal 2 are increased growth and proficiency rates as measured by State indicators:

    • CMAS / PARCC
    • CMAS / PARCC growth
    • CMAS / PARCC growth for ELL students

How Will We Get There?

By 2020, 100% of APS students will develop 21st century skills to implement their plans.

The table displays the percentage of students receiving a C or better (or a Partially Proficient [PP] or better when using standards based grading) in at least 3 of the 5 primary subject areas (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Arts/Music/PE).

If the student only enrolls in 4 of those subject areas, they must still pass a minimum of 3 to be included. If they enrolled in 3 areas, they must pass 2 to be considered successful. If a student is enrolled in 2 areas or less, they were not included in this table.

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Student Skills Highlights

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