BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND
THE HISD GRADUATE PROFILE. Internal and external district stakeholders gathered in a series of focus groups to distill a core set of graduate outcomes to which the district would commit itself. The skills and dispositions described in the HISD Graduate Profile HISD Graduate Profile are necessary for 21st century school, work, and life.
PATHWAY OUTCOMES. Each campus pathway team works together with industry partners to create a set of pathway graduate outcomes aligned with the HISD Graduate Profile, their pathway theme, and the particular needs and assets of their campus community. Outcomes answer the question, "What will a pathway graduate do as a productive professional in the career pathway?" ConnectEd Pathway Toolkit
GRADE-LEVEL OUTCOMES. The team then outlines a scaffolded sequence of grade-level outcomes that would lead to students' achievement of each pathway graduate outcome.
COMMON RUBRICS. Pathway teachers work together to design assessment rubrics which will keep their assessment and feedback aligned with pathway outcomes. ConnectEd Rubric Samples
ALIGNING INSTRUCTION. The common rubrics guide teachers in finding connections among their individual course standards to design integrated lessons and interdisciplinary projects that contribute toward student mastery of pathway outcomes.