• Gain information - expands a teacher’s understanding of the students’ experience.
  • Avoid repetition - Recognize the difference between meaningless redundancy and powerful spiraling.
  • Identify gaps - Content, Skills and Assessments
  • Locate potential areas for integration
  • Match with learner standards - Search the maps for places where students are completing Performance Tasks related to Skills and Content that match your Standards. Identify gaps or repetitions of “intensity”of Standards.
  • Examine for timeliness - Review the maps for timely issues, breakthroughs, methods, materials, and new types of assessments. Be vigilant about technology in all aspects of learning.
  • Edit for coherence - Scrutinize the maps for a solid match between the choice of Content, the featured Skills & Processes, and Assessments.