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 an observational checklist to help determine if students are able to identify the difference between asking and telling. The checklist might include topics like the following:
- The student knows how to follow directions when told.
- The student knows to answer a question when asked (paying attention to verbal and nonverbal cues).
- The student knows how to tell others things (e.g., communicate what the student needs or tell a friend the steps for completing a task).
- The student knows how to ask a question that is relevant and has a purpose.