A student expectation is directly related to the knowledge and skills statement, is more specific about how students demonstrate their learning, and always begins with a verb. Student expectations are further broken down into their component parts, often referred to as “breakouts.”
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Use an observational checklist while observing a student in different settings throughout the day. The observation checklist might include the following:
This type of observational checklist may include a scale. For example, the student may receive a + for consistently, a * for inconsistently, or a - for never.