Student Learning Targets
and
Essential Learnings
School year 2012-2013

Student Learning Targets for
Performance Based Essential Learning Areas - All grades

Physical Fitness

All cadets will achieve marked improvement in TWO of the THREE Cadet Physical Fitness Challenge

Text Box: Student learning target: All cadets in NS 1, NS 2 and NS 3 will demonstrate performance improvement in basic military drill.  Performance will be assessed using a locally developed rubric that focuses on: execution of commands, body position during specific movements, general military knowledge (Chain of commander, Orders to the Sentry, and military rank structure), and proper military marching techniques, as described in the Marine Corps Drill Manual.  The rubric will be grade level specific, i.e., NS 1s will be evaluated on their ability to execute commands in formation.  NS 2s will be evaluated on their ability to lead and maneuver a squad; NS 3s will be evaluated on their performance in leading and maneuvering a platoon.  The rubric will be based on a likert scale of 1 to 5 on 20 graded items.  (a score of < 67 = unsatisfactory, a score between 67 and 75 = minimum acceptable performance, a score between 76 and 86 = satisfactory, a score of 87  92  = above average, a score between 93 - 100 = exceptional performance).  A preliminary performance evaluation will be conducted in the first week of GP 1 and GP 3, with a growth performance evaluation conducted in the last two weeks of GP 2 and GP 4.  Cadet growth will be determined on the improvement in performance from the pre-test to the end of semester post-test.  A metric for growth will be developed in the first semester of 2012.  An interim evaluation will be conduct every 4.5 weeks.
ted just prior to the end of GP 1 and GP 3.

 

Text Box: Student learning target: All cadets in NS1, NS 2, NS 3 and NS 4 will demonstrate performance improvement in at least two components of the Cadet Fitness Challenge (push ups, curl ups and 1 mile run).  Performance will be assessed using a locally developed rubric that includes target performance measures established in the national Cadet Challenge directives,  (i.e., 0  5% growth = ineffective, 6  10% growth = effective, 11  15% growth = highly effective, growth above 15% = exceptional growth).  A preliminary performance evaluation will be conducted in the first week of GP 1 and GP 3, with a growth performance evaluation conducted in the last two weeks of GP 2 and GP 4.   Periodic growth methods every 4.5 weeks will be administered to mark progress.  Cadet grades for fitness will include a cumulative score for all three events adjusted for gender.  
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Inspection

Cadets will successfully demonstrate the 18 components of Personnel Inspection

 

 

Text Box: Essential learning target: All cadets will achieve a level of satisfactory or greater in their personnel inspection performance (final performance to meet a minimum criteria score of 86).
Student learning target: All cadets in NS1, NS 2, NS 3 and NS 4 will demonstrate growth in the following areas of Personnel Inspection.  1). Personnel Inspection/General Military knowledge, i.e. Chain of Command, Orders to the Sentry, and military ranks; 2). Proper placement of uniform insignia and rank; 3). Proper grooming and hygiene; 4) Proper shoe appearance and care; 5). Proper cleanliness and condition of pants, shirt and cover; and 6). Proper military bearing.  Performance will be assessed using a department created evaluation form  that focuses on the items above.  An evaluation of performance will be conducted weekly through-out the semester (2 GPs), with the first evaluation in the beginning of the 1st grading period setting the beginning base line and the final evaluation as the point for determining growth, (i.e., 0  5% growth = ineffective, 6  10% growth = effective, 11  15% growth = highly effective, growth above 15% = exceptional growth).  The locally developed rubric will be based on a variable likert scale of 1 to 5, or 1  10, on 18 graded items.  The cadets performance score will be proportionally adjusted to a 100 point system (a score of < 67 = unsatisfactory, a score between 67 and 75 = minimum acceptable performance, a score between 76 and 86 = satisfactory, a score of 87  92  = above average, a score between 93 - 100 = exceptional performance).  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Drill

Cadets will properly execute the 20 performance measures for military Drill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Rifle

All cadets will marked improvement in their air rifle accuracy in two of three shooting positions

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Student learning target: All cadets in NS1, NS 2, NS 3 will demonstrate performance improvement in at least two positions of Air Rifle training (standing, kneeling and prone).  Performance will be assessed using a locally developed rubric that includes target performance measures established in the national Cadet Challenge directives,  (i.e., 0  5% growth = ineffective, 6  10% growth = effective, 11  15% growth = highly effective, growth above 15% = exceptional growth).  A preliminary performance evaluation will be conducted in the first week of GP 1 and GP 3, with a growth performance evaluation conducted in the last two weeks of GP 2 and GP 4.   Periodic growth methods every 4.5 weeks will be administered to mark progress.  Cadet grades for air rifle will include a cumulative score for all three positions.  
 


 

 

 

Student Learning Targets for
Academic Based Essential Learning Areas - by grade level

Naval Science ONE

Naval Science TWO

Naval Science THREE

Naval Science FOUR
NS4 is a project and performance based class, no additional SLTs or Essential Learnings are associated with the class.

Student Learning Target for all Academic Areas

Text Box: Student learning target: All Naval Science Cadets will achieve a level of at least 70 percent mastery in all knowledge based areas of the appropriate grade level knowledge.  Cadets with a baseline mastery of 50%< will demonstrate mastery of 70% or more.  Cadets with a baseline mastery of 51 - 65% will demonstrate a mastery of 75% or more.  Cadets with a baseline mastery of 66%> will demonstrate a mastery of 86% or more.  Levels of mastery will be based on assessments provided by NSTC.
Each cadet will be given a pretest and post-test for each unit/essential learning.  The pretest will encompass multiple (no more than 3) units/essential learning areas.  The post-test will focus solely on the current unit/essential learning area of instruction.