Reading Standards Literacy in Science/Technology Crosswalk - Standard 2

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

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2.1 Skills    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.  
2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.  
2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

CC6-8RS/TS8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

CC11-12RS/TS9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.  
2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.  
2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

CC9-10RS/TS7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

2.2 Dispositions in Action    

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Common Core Standard(s) ©

2.2.1 Demonstrate flexibility in use of resources by adapting information strategies to each specific resource and by seeking additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

2.2.2 Use both divergent and convergent thinking to formulate alternative conclusions and test them against the evidence.

CC9-10RS/TS8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.

2.2.3 Employ a critical stance in drawing conclusions by demonstrating that the pattern of evidence leads to a decision or conclusion.

CC6-8RS/TS9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CC9-10RS/TS8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.

2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.  

2.3 Responsibilities    

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Common Core Standard(s) ©

2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.  
2.3.2 Consider diverse and global perspectives in drawing conclusions.  
2.3.3 Use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions.

CC6-8RS/TS8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

CC6-8RS/TS9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CC9-10RS/TS8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.

2.4 Self-Assessment Strategies    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

2.4.1 Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify).

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

2.4.2 Reflect on systematic process and assess for completeness of investigation.

CC11-12RS/TS9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

2.4.4 Develop directions for future investigations.  

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