Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

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The goal of Medford High School that all students will perform in the Exceeds Expectations category.

Identify and Describe the Objective
Oakmont Regional High School. “Learner Expectation: Be an effective Critical/Creative Thinker and Problem Solver.”
Advanced

– Articulates mature understanding of the objective.

– Clearly identifies connections and consequences.

Exceeds Expectations

– Articulates understanding of the objective.

– Identifies connections and consequences.

Meets Expectations

– Understands the objective.

– Able to identify connections or consequences.

Needs Improvement

– Limited understanding the objective.

– Able to identify connections or consequences with assistance.

Insufficient

– Needs a complete explanation of the objective.

– Cannot identify connections or consequences even with assistance.

Implement Appropriate Strategies:
Research skills
Analysis
Evaluation and incorporation of information
Advanced

– Effectively locates information from conventional and unique sources.

– Applies innovative strategies in presenting information.

– Thoroughly evaluates and incorporates information using critical analysis skills.

Exceeds Expectations

– Consistently locates information from conventional and unique sources.

– Applies interesting strategies in presenting information.

– Evaluates and incorporates information using critical analysis skills.

Meets Expectations

– Locates information from a variety of sources.

– Applies relevant strategies in presenting information.

– Incorporates some information through critical analysis skills.

Needs Improvement

– Locates some information from limited sources.

– Applies some strategies in presenting information.

– Incorporates some information through critical analysis skills.

Insufficient

– Unable to locate and evaluate information.

– Unable to select or apply relevant strategies in presenting information.

– Unable to provide information through critical analysis skills.

Evaluate and Draw Logical Conclusions:
Evidence to draw conclusions
Ramifications of conclusions and alternatives
Advanced

– Conclusions demonstrate a thorough and insightful synthesis of the evidence.

– Thoroughly evaluates reasonable alternatives and possible consequences.

Exceeds Expectations

– Conclusions demonstrate a thorough synthesis of the evidence.

– Evaluates reasonable alternatives and possible consequences.

Meets Expectations

– Conclusions demonstrate synthesis of the evidence.

– Evaluates some alternatives and consequences.

Needs Improvement

– Conclusions demonstrate limited synthesis of the evidence.

– Evaluates minimal understanding of consequences.

Insufficient

– Unable to show how available information was used to support any conclusions.

– Unable to provide any possible consequences.

Create Solutions:
Creativity in solutions
Creativity in expression
Technical proficiency
Advanced

– Develops innovative solutions unique in creativity and approach.

– Uses diverse modes of expression to relate content.

– Technical proficiency is masterful.

Exceeds Expectations

– Develops solutions unique in creativity and approach.

– Uses multiple modes of expression to relate content.

– Technical proficiency is approaching mastery.

Meets Expectations

– Develops solutions adequate in creativity and approach.

– Uses a clear mode of expression to relate content.

– Technical proficiency is adequate.

Needs Improvement

– Limited development of solutions.

– Uses a mode of expression to attempt to relate content.

– Technical proficiency is lacking.

Insufficient

– Unable to develop solutions.

– Unable to demonstrate technical proficiency