1. States often set up their learning standards in different ways with differing content. Review your own state’s learning standards, and discuss what you believe the strengths and challenges might be in using them to inform your teaching practice.
2. As you think about data-driven decision making and using learning standards to inform lesson objectives, teaching activities, and child assessments, what concerns do you have about your ability to synthesize all of the information required for making data-driven decisions? Where could a classroom teacher get support for their concerns or questions?