AIW Framework: 

criteria & standards

This table presents the criteria and artifact-specific standards that AIW teams consider as they analyze and implement authenticity in the classroom.

Criteria

Standards

Instruction (Lessons Taught)

Tasks (Assignments)

Student Performance (Student Work)

Construction of Knowledge

Higher Order Thinking

Construction of Knowledge

Construction of Knowledge
Disciplined Inquiry
Deep Knowledge and Student Understanding
Substantive Conversation
Elaborated Communication
Conceptual Understanding
Elaborated Communication
Value Beyond School
Value Beyond School
Value Beyond School
(Student performance is not scored on this standard)

Criteria

The first column outlines the three criteria of authenticity: Construction of Knowledge, Disciplined Inquiry, and Value Beyond School.

Standards

Columns 2, 3 and 4 present the three types of artifacts that AIW teams analyze during their scoring meetings: instruction, tasks, and student performance. Standards that promote instructional improvement and student achievement are situated under each artifact; these standards specify how each criteria is analyzed during a team meeting.

SCORING GUIDE

The AIW Scoring Guide utilizes this framework, explaining the framework in greater detail and offering rubrics to guide the work of implementing AIW across grades and subject areas. Explore the AIW Vision for more information about the three criteria and related artifacts.