When creating the learning progressions, Renaissance worked with multiple content experts to analyze standards of each state.This began by reviewing the domains of the standards to fully understand their structure and organization. Work then turned to identifying the discrete, teachable skills necessary to support each standard. Finally, specific attention was given to ordering the skills within and across grade levels based on how students would typically be expected to learn them (with successive complexity and sophistication). Not only was the order of skills in our learning progressions based on expert review and classroom experience, it was also validated by data from millions of student responses and more than 5,600 test questions.
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