Uses Critical and Creative Thinking to Solve Problems, 2000
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USES CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKINGTO SOLVE PROBLEMS
Levels of Performance Levels of Performance
Below Standard Standard Above StandardDimensions ofPerformance
Emerging Developing Satisfactory Accomplished Exemplary
Problem is not clearly established or defined. Issues and constraints are incompletely identified. Uses limited to no amount of prior knowledge and skills. Formulated questions do not lead to resolution/conclusion
and/or incomplete. Predictions are incomplete or have not been formulated.
Problem is established anddefined.
Accurately identifies issues andconstraints.
Uses prior knowledge and skills. Accurately formulates questions
that can lead toresolution/conclusion
Problem is clearly established and defined,demonstrating superior focus and clarity
Completely and accurately identifies all issuesand constraints.
Uses all appropriate prior knowledge andskills and applies these to the problem.
Completely and accurately formulates in-depth questions that can lead toresolution/conclusion
Formulates reasonable and appropriatepredictions based upon the relevantinformation.
Procedure andData Collection
Data / information collection is incomplete. Data / Information is collected inappropriately and/or
using incomplete or suspect sources. Given information identified incompletely or not at all.
Complete data / informationcollection using appropriateprocedures and credible sources.
Given information identifiedcompletely.
Complete and accurate data / informationcollection using appropriate procedures andcredible sources, repeating gathering processwhere appropriate to increase validity.
Given information identified completely andcorrectly.
Analysis Criteria used to evaluate the data are incomplete and/orinappropriate. Alternative approaches to information and data analysis
are not identified or incompletely located. Thinking process is incompletely described and/or lacking
Uses appropriate criteria toaccurately evaluate the data.
Recognizes alternativeapproaches to information anddata analysis
Describes with clarity andconcrete examples the thinkingprocesses used in analysis.
Uses appropriate criteria to accuratelyevaluate the data, using multiple methodologywhere appropriate.
Analyzes and prioritizes alternativeapproaches to information and data analysis.
Describes with clarity and concrete multipleexamples of the thinking processes used inanalysis.
Conclusion Deductions, inductions and value judgements areinappropriately based upon analysis. Conclusion does not completely follow the information
and analysis. Conclusion does not answer or incompletely matches the
questions being asked. Future investigations in this problem are incompletely
presented or non-existent.
Makes appropriate deductions,inductions and value judgements.
Conclusion is reasonable andappropriately based uponinformation and analysis
Conclusion matches andanswers problem questions beingasked.
Conclusion directs futureinvestigations in this problem
Makes complete and appropriate deductions,inductions and value judgements.
Conclusion is soundly based upon informationand analysis and clearly follows analysis.
Conclusion clearly matches and directlyanswers problem questions being asked.
Conclusion details and directs logical andappropriate future investigations in thisproblem