My district is big on giving students physical copies of the standard, with a scale, and a break down of each level. I will say that I have seen some teachers do genuinely cool things with these scales and have had kids put them into their interactive notebooks. However, I don’t enjoy using these scales. I put my learning goals up on my whiteboard because we are supposed to. But I don’t ever say, “Hey, look over there! That’s what we are learning today!” I had a conversation with someone the other day about these. Again, I’m cool with everyone’s choice. But for me, I rather not spend time having kids look at a scale that they can barely understand and bore them. I rather just get to the engaging lesson. To each his own, but I’m curious to other opinions on having so much focus on these scales and goals. I’m also curious if other districts do this type of thing.