What skills should students have?
The most effective instruction is rigorous, equitable, and prepares all students for college, a career, and life success through deeper learning experiences. Deeper learning experiences allow students to develop these critical competencies:
Students apply new knowledge to real-world situations.
Students demonstrate skills in active listening, clear writing, and persuasive presentation.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Students consider a variety of approaches to produce innovative solutions.
Students work with their peers, assume leadership roles, resolve conflicts, and manage projects.
Students use teacher feedback to monitor and direct their own learning, both in and out of the classroom.
Students feel a sense of belonging and the motivation to persist through their school work.
Equitable opportunities for students to learn deeply.
Schools that offer deeper learning experiences to all students, including students from low-income families and students of color, have
stronger academic outcomes,
better attendance and student behavior,
lower dropout rates,
higher high school graduation rates, and
higher rates of college attendance and persistence.5
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1 Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce, Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
2 Achieve, Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work
3 OECD, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results from PISA 2012 Problem Solving
4 NAEP, 2015 Mathematics Assessment
5 AIR, Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes