Performance Standards

Cheshire Performance Standards   

Collaborative/Cooperative Worker

The Cheshire student participates collaboratively as well as cooperatively as a member of a team. Collaboratively, the student gathers ideas from the group to develop an individual position.  Cooperatively, the student works to resolve divergent ideas in order to achieve a common purpose.

Community Contributor

The Cheshire student exerts a high level of effort and perseverance. The student contributes to the well-being of the school and community, works well with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, and shows respect for self and others.


Complex Thinker

The Cheshire student uses a variety of complex reasoning skills, including inquiry, to pose and answer questions, to solve problems, and to explore ideas. The student shapes information into knowledge and knowledge into understanding. 

Effective Communicator

The Cheshire student communicates thoughts, ideas, and information clearly, effectively, and in an organized fashion; the student does this in multiple ways including oral, written, technical, and artistic expression. 

Knowledgeable Person

The Cheshire student accesses, processes, integrate, and applies information in order to construct knowledge. The student uses relevant skills and strategies from the disciplines to turn knowledge into understanding. 

Self-Directed Learner

The Cheshire student is an autonomous, reflective, and responsible learner.  The student demonstrates leadership, self-regulation, independence, and an ability to set and achieve goals.

Skilled Information Processor

The Cheshire student gathers information and applies concepts from the arts and humanities, sciences, and technology. The student interprets and synthesizes information and accurately assesses the value of information in any given task.