Collaborative teams in PLC schools use the four critical questions of learning to drive their collective inquiry and action research:
- What do we want students to learn? (essential standards)
- How will we know if they have learned? (team-developed common assessments)
- What will we do if they don’t learn? (systematic interventions)
- What will we do if they already know it? (extended learning)
These questions are absolutely fundamental to the PLC process.