Provide opportunities for checking for understanding

Frequent checks for understanding are essential to ensure students are mastering content as they go and identify knowledge gaps. These can take the form of informal thumbs up/down check ins, quick exit tickets, or other concise ways to assess where students are in their learning or thinking.

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

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