To prepare gifted students for an ever-changing global marketplace where they must be self-reflective, goal-oriented problem-seekers and solvers The ALP Program is process-driven. Our ultimate goal is for students to meet the standards. The content and activities help us reach these goals. In standards-based instruction and assessment: Standards provide the what. Instruction provides the how. Assessments are used to determine the student level of mastery. Aligns with the Gifted Standards The elements increase in complexity with each grade level Contains familiar and new elements Administered quarterly Cognitive Growth Affective Growth Convergent Thinking Divergent Thinking Evaluative Thinking Relationships/Connections Students will reason logically using induction, deduction, and abduction. Examples: logic problems, syllogisms, algebraic reasoning, Hands-On Equations Previous Progress Report: New Progress Report: Students will think creatively to generate innovative ideas, products, or solutions to problems. Cognitive Components of Creativity: Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration Affective Components of Creativity: Risk-taking, Complexity, Curiosity, and Imagination Examples: brainstorming, transformations, creative problem solving, repurposing items Previous Progress Report: New Progress Report: Students will evaluate and solve a variety of authentic problems. Examples: Ranking and evaluating the quality of ideas for problem solving (evaluative thinking process) 2. Using and creating rubrics to assess work 1. Previous Progress Report: New Progress Report: Students will make relationships and connections among various topics and disciplines. Examples: Researching real-world topics and making connections to other disciplines Reflecting on societal and/or environmental issues and developing potential solutions Previous Progress Report: New Progress Report: Self-Reflection Respect for Others Self-Directed Learner Previous Progress Report: New Progress Report: • (E) Exceeds: When the student has obtained a complete understanding of the element and has repeatedly demonstrated application and inference beyond grade-level expectation • (M) Meets : When the student has obtained a complete understanding of the element and has consistently demonstrated independent mastery • (P) Progressing: When the student has obtained a basic understanding of the element, but has not yet mastered it consistently and/or independently • (D) Does not meet: When the student has not obtained a basic understanding of the element • N/A- Element not assessed at this time • S = Successfully and consistently displays appropriate learning skills and behaviors • P = Progressing toward consistent display of appropriate learning skills and behaviors • N = Needs Improvement to display learning skills and behaviors that lead to success Quarter Focus: Reflects the current topic of study Attendance: Students must attend 65% of classes each quarter to be assessed Comments provide descriptive feedback of your child’s performance Is completed at the end of the year and determines if gifted services are to be continued the following year.