Getting to Know the EFF Standard Take Responsibility for Learning

The EFF Standard Take Responsibility for Learning defines one of 16 content areas that make up the EFF Content Framework. Go to Standards for a complete list of the standards. The definition of the Take Responsibility for Learning Standard is:

In order to fulfill responsibilities as parents/family members, citizens/community members and workers, adults need to be able to:

  • Establish learning goals that are based on an understanding of one's own current and future learning needs.
  • Identify own strengths and weaknesses as a learner and seek out opportunities for learning that help build self-concept as a learner.
  • Become familiar with a range of learning strategies to acquire or retain knowledge.
  • Identify and use strategies appropriate to goals, task, context, and the resources available for learning.
  • Monitor progress toward goals and modify strategies or other features of the learning situation as necessary to achieve goals.
  • Test out learning in real-life applications.

This definition was developed as part of an intensive multi-year research and development process that included input from teachers throughout the U.S. as well as content area specialists. More information about the history of this development process can be found in the EFF Assessment Resource Collection.

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