Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Use a simple skill test. A simple skill test may be to ask students the following questions and see if they can complete the actions:
- Go to your desk, get out your pencil and red folder, and write your name on the top of the paper.
- Stand up, turn once, and jump.
- Put your hands on your hip and stick out your tongue.
Students must also be able to give oral instructions. In a simple skills test, ask students to do the following:
- State the steps of a classroom routine (e.g., “What are the steps that you follow when you finish your work? Can you tell me the process for getting your lunch?”).
- State the steps of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a bowl of cereal.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.1.B
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(28) Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to: