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Guiding Principles. for Honors courses. Principle #1: Pre-Assessment. To Determine M astery To Guide I nstruction To Honor S tudents’ Time. Principle #2: Depth, Rigor, Complexity & HOT. See Handout: Depth Complexity Rigor Higher Order Thinking (HOT). Principle #3: Pacing.

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Guiding principles

Guiding Principles

for Honors courses


Principle 1 pre assessment

Principle #1: Pre-Assessment

  • To Determine Mastery

  • To Guide Instruction

  • To Honor Students’ Time


Principle 2 depth rigor complexity hot

Principle #2: Depth, Rigor, Complexity & HOT

  • See Handout:

    • Depth

    • Complexity

    • Rigor

    • Higher Order Thinking (HOT)


Principle 3 pacing

Principle #3: Pacing

  • Less review

  • Curriculum Compacting


Principle 4 less is more

Principle #4: “Less is more”

  • Homework

  • Practice

  • Outside Activities


Principle 5 behavior vs performance

Principle #5: Behavior vs. performance

  • Dr. Bowles’ Memo (5/20/2008)

  • Task Completion

  • Test Performance

  • Twice-Exceptional


Principle 6 standard of excellence

Principle #6: standard of excellence

  • Keep Bar High

  • Self-Selection (In & Out)

  • Distinct Difference Between

    Honors & Traditional Course


Resources for teachers parents

Resources for Teachers & Parents

  • District Parent & Teacher Resource Library

  • www.uagc.org– Utah Association for Gifted Children

  • www.nagc.org – National Association for Gifted Children

  • www.hoagiesgifted.org -

  • www.kidsource.com –

  • www.gifted.uconn.edu – National Research Center on the Gifted & Talented

  • www.ericec.org – Eric Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education


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