Departmental competencies/outcomes

Learning targets can be developed by a department collaboratively in order to understand how content in one grade band leads into the next. This is ideal not only for norming language, but for strengthening learning targets as well. When teachers understand how a learning target in sixth grade feeds into a learning target in seventh grade, that teacher is able to provide high level work to students who are moving at a pace quicker than “grade level.” For more information about working outside of grade bands, see NYC DOE’s policy guide.