Flexibility and Adaptability

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Explore and experiment:
Brings a sense of courage to unfamiliar situations
Shows a willingness to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies
Advanced

– Eagerly takes on new challenges

– Actively takes initiative to learn independently and create learning opportunities for self and others

– Tries innovative approaches to tasks

Exceeds Expectations

– Takes on new challenges

– Consistently takes initiative to learn independently and create personal learning opportunities

– Tries varied approaches to tasks

Meets Expectations

– Takes on assigned challenges

– Takes some initiative to learn independently

– Occasionally varies approaches to tasks

Needs Improvement

– Hesitates to take on assigned challenges

– Rarely takes initiative to learn independently

– Rarely varies approaches to tasks

Insufficient

– Refuses to take on assigned challenges

– Does not learn independently

– Does not vary approaches

Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities:
Seeks clarification
Recognizes changes in environment
Shows ability to reprioritize (adapt)
Advanced

– Actively utilizes a variety of resources in and out of school to solve problems

– Actively anticipates challenges and potential shifts in circumstances

– Achieves excellence through innovative adaptation to overcome challenges

Exceeds Expectations

– Utilizes a variety of resources in and out of school to solve problems

– Independently recognizes challenges and potential shifts in circumstances

– Successfully adapts to overcome challenges

Meets Expectations

– Utilizes in-school resources to solve problems

– Recognizes challenges with some assistance

– Adapts in an effort to overcome challenges

Needs Improvement

– Rarely able to find necessary resources to solve problems

– Rarely recognizes challenges, even with assistance

– Limited ability to adapt to challenges

Insufficient

– Unable to identify challenges or resources for clarification

– Unable to adapt to challenges

View failure as an opportunity to learn
Advanced

– Embraces mistakes as an essential part of learning

– Independently innovates based on past errors

Exceeds Expectations

– Recognizes mistakes as an essential part of learning

– Independently finds solutions based on past errors

Meets Expectations

– Accepts connection between mistakes and learning

– Finds solutions based on past errors with assistance

Needs Improvement

– Has difficulty connecting mistakes and learning

– Occasionally finds solutions based on past errors with assistance

Insufficient

– Does not connect mistakes and learning

– Does not incorporate experience when finding solutions

Collaborative Skills:
Respects others viewpoints
Works effectively with a variety of peers
Draws from strengths and adapts around weaknesses
Advanced

– Actively seeks out diversity with the recognition that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

– Identifies strengths and weaknesses of self and others exceptionally well and on an ongoing basis

– Innovatively adapts to utilize personal and peer strengths and minimize weaknesses

Exceeds Expectations

– Respects the benefits of group diversity

– Identifies strengths and weaknesses of self and others

– Adapts to utilize personal and peer strengths and minimize weaknesses

Meets Expectations

– Respects group diversity

– Usually identifies strengths and weaknesses of self and others

– Usually adapts to utilize personal and peer strengths and minimize weaknesses

Needs Improvement

– Rarely respects diversity

– Occasionally identifies strengths and weaknesses of self and others

– Occasionally adapts in a group setting

Insufficient

– Disrespects or rejects diversity

– Unable to identify strengths or weaknesses

– Unable to adapt in a group setting