Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements
Use written and oral communication effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Manage my academic and personal responsibilities.
3. Problem Solving
Apply a variety of strategies to solve problems.
Contribute to my communities, working to develop a multi-faceted understanding of myself and of
Consider information carefully and use reason to make decisions and apply knowledge.
Work effectively in diverse groups.
Conceive and develop new artistic ideas and work.
Realize artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.
Understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning
Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.
Earth, Life, and Physical Science
1. Scientific Experimental Design
Plan & carry out investigations that provide evidence in support of explanations.
2. Scientific Analysis & Interpretation
Apply mathematical techniques to data in order to search for patterns and relationships (or their
absence) that serve as evidence to support/refute explanations.
3. Scientific Modeling
Develop, revise, evaluate, select, and use models to represent and explain data, phenomena,
4. Scientific Explanation & Argument
Construct, evaluate, and defend explanations/arguments using appropriate and sufficient evidence &
scientific reasoning, supported by multiple sources of evidence, including student-generated sources.
5. Communication in Science
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information
Make sense of the world through questioning, analyze information to develop reasonable explanations
that support inquiry, and communicate in ways that foster the exchange of ideas in a democratic
Use information about the past to help make sense of the present and make decisions about the future.
Use geographic representations, tools, data or resources to be able to analyze and address world
issues, global interconnectedness and the human-environment interaction.
Act as citizens by understanding how governments function and by exercising rights and
responsibilities within the current societal structure(s).
Use economic concepts to explain the interaction between humans, the environment, government and
the economy and apply these concepts to economic decision-making.
1. Core Concepts
Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
2. Access Information
Access valid information, products, and services to enhance health
3. Interpersonal Communication and Advocacy
Apply interpersonal communications skills and advocate for personal, family, and community health in
order to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
4. Decision Making and Goal Setting
Apply decision-making skills and goal setting to improve health
Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and
Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short and sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating
understanding of the subject under investigation.
4. Speaking and Listening
Participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and
expressing ideas clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or
1. Perseverance & Sense-Making
Look for the meaning of problems, plan pathways to a solution with consideration of available tools,
and communicate with precision.
2. Reason Abstractly & Quantitatively
Seek to make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.
3. Construct Viable Arguments & Critique the Reasoning of Others
Understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results to construct
arguments, critique others’ arguments, and respond to the critiques of others.
4. Mathematical Modeling
Use various mathematical structures such as graphs, equations, diagrams, scatterplots, etc. to
represent real-world situations.
1. Motor Skills
Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
2. Physical Fitness
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical
activity and fitness
Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others