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Learning Outcomes



Proviso's curriculum and instructional programs are based on a set of learning outcomes for all students. These outcomes profile the successful citizen of the 21st century.

Students should view these outcomes as skills, aptitudes, and understandings they will pursue while at Proviso and that they will be able to demonstrate as a result of their schooling.

The graduate of Proviso possesses the following skills and talents:

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  1. Communications
    • When reading, the student understands, interprets, and uses various fiction and nonfiction printed materials (technical manuals, important works of literature, textbooks) for learning.

    • In writing, the student produces a variety of written work (letter to an employer, an essay, a memorandum) appropriate for different purposes and audiences. The student uses accepted standards of written expression.

    • When speaking and listening, the student expresses and supports a viewpoint and listens with tolerance, openness, and understanding other viewpoints.

  2. Mathematics and Science Concepts and Processes
    • The student understands and applies mathematical and scientific concepts and strategies to interpret information and to define and solve problems.

  3. Technology Awareness and Use
    • The student uses technological tools and applies technology to organize, manage, and produce new information.

  4. Career Awareness
    • The student identifies, investigates, and describes career opportunities. The student sets and appropriately pursues career goals.



CREATIVE AND REASONING SKILLS

  1. Problem Solving
    • The student exhibits dispositions necessary for complex, challenging work (flexibility, persistence).

    • The student applies critical and creative thinking skills and problem solving models to understand, innovate, solve, and evaluate.

  2. Investigation and Research
    • The student develops a research question and uses established procedures/practices in a field of study to investigate, conduct research, experiment, and report results (scientific inquiry, historical research)

    • The student uses technological tools and applications to conduct research, analyze, and present data.

    • The student understands the conditions and climate necessary for investigative work, establishes and reaches goals, and self-evaluates.

  3. Aesthetic Appreciation and Creative Expression
    • The student demonstrated an appreciation of the fine arts.

    • The student produces an original work that expresses an individual viewpoint or interpretation of learning in a student selected medium or performance area (painting, dance, multimedia presentation, piece of writing).

    • The student builds on interests and appreciations to sustain motivation and become more proficient in an interest, strength, or talent area.


RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

  1. Cooperation and Group Work
    • The student demonstrates effective human relations skills in interpersonal communications.

    • The student shares ideas, supports team effort, resolves conflicts, and builds consensus.

    • The student shows knowledge of group dynamics and demonstrates effective group roles (leader, recorder, listener, supporter, organizer).

  2. Diversity
    • The student demonstrates knowledge of the worth and contribution of diverse people and groups.

    • The student appreciates diverse cultures and languages.

    • The student promotes the participation and involvement of all individuals in school and community projects.

  3. Stewardship and Service
    • The student acts in ways which protect, preserve, and conserve both physical and human resources.

    • The student participates in school/community action projects to improve the quality of life for both local and world communities.

    • The student understands the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, and psychological aspects of interpersonal family relationships.

  4. Historical Knowledge and Civic Responsibility
    • The student uses historical knowledge to understand and interpret current events and to make informed decisions.

    • The student applies knowledge of local, state, national, and world history, geography, and government to school and community issues.

    • The student is a citizen, first and foremost, of the world.

  5. Responsible Decision Making
    • The student uses information and decision making models to understand the choices, costs, and benefits of actions which affect the well being of self and others.

    • The student shows knowledge of the role of exercise and nutrition to promote overall health and well being.

  6. Positive Attitude and Work Ethic
    • The student engages in challenging tasks, persists despite the difficulty of the task, completes tasks, and shares the workload with others as a team member.

    • The student demonstrates punctuality and consistent attendance.

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