Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 11

GRADE Your Child’s Progress Learning standards for the 2015–16 school year Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be ready for career, college, and life when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 5th grade. For more complete information, visit: 5 Washington State Learning Goals The Washington state Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state: 1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences; 2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness; 3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and 4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities. • • • • The Arts. Use multiple elements of dance; perform a variety of music; analyze a performance; present and reflect about artwork. Educational Technology. Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions by sharing ideas with students from another school. English Language Arts (ELA). Read grade-level texts and conduct short research projects that pull information from several texts on the same topic. Health and Fitness. Set personal goals based on results from fitness assessments and develop responsible personal and social behavior to improve healthy habits. • Math. Work with decimals up to the hundredths place and add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. • Science. Describe the movement of matter and energy and how they change; graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth. • Social Studies. Explore the development of the United States from pre-Colonial times to 1791, with regard to civics, economics and geography. Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math and science), as well as guidelines for HIV & Sexual Health and Early Learning (birth–3rd grade) that complement a well-rounded education for all students. Special education: Students who receive services have accommodations, modifications, and supports identified in their individual education plans. English language learners: Students who are learning to speak English have language proficiency standards that help teachers plan instruction across subjects that is appropriate to each student’s level of language development. August 2015, Publication No. 15-0040 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction