Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 21

GRADE 10 Your Child’s Progress Washington State Learning Goals 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 10th grade. For more complete information, visit: 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. Refine performance skills; perform, compose, and analyze music; write one-act scripts; become visually literate thinker and creator. • Educational Technology. Use technology to help analyze scientific data and draw conclusions. • English Language Arts (ELA). Analyze complex characters and how an author’s ideas are developed; use technology to produce writing projects. • Health and Fitness. Develop a personal health/fitness plan and health-literacy skills that will continue through adulthood. • Math. High schools students typically take algebra I, geometry, and algebra II. They model real-world phenomena, compare simple and complex functions, and learn about congruence, similarity, and symmetry through geometric transformations. • Science. Analyze major global challenges and possible solutions; develop and use models; plan and conduct investigations; analyze data. • Social Studies. Explore major developments that have shaped the modern world, including human rights, revolution, democracy, and economics. Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and T