This strategy reinforces the role of standards in defining the direction and progress of key learning concepts and skills. Standards guide collaboration between learners and educators and become the focus of and purpose for learning. Learners understand the specific standards toward which they are working, use them to guide their learning, and can articulate what meeting the standard will entail. The role of all other strategies in the second ring of the Honeycomb model is to help learners meet agreed-upon standards.
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