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The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and support.


  1. HS Help Seeking Demonstrate appropriate strategies to ask for help in a variety of situations.
  2. EPT Empathy & Perspective Taking Describe feelings and perspectives of others.
  3. AD Appreciating Diversity Differentiate between static and dynamic personal characteristics, and accept static characteristics.
  4. RFO Respect for Others Demonstrate strategies for working and playing effectively with others.

Proficiency Scale

I can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • Needs help
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • understand how to ask for help respectfully
  • describe someone else’s feelings
  • describe someone else’s perspectives
  • identify static personal characteristics
  • identify dynamic personal characteristics
  • understand how to work and play with others effectively
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • ask for help respectfully.
  • describe the feelings and perspective of others.
  • accept the characteristics about myself that I cannot change.
  • work and play with others.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • also anticipate how others will feel depending on my behavior and choose my response appropriately.



  • perspectives
  • static
  • dynamic
  • characteristics 


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