Creative Thinking

21st Century Capacity: Creative Thinking

1 Limited

2 Emerging

3 Present (MPS standard)

4 Complex

Innovation:

Students will be able to take an existing solution or object in order to consider limitations and possible transformations.

Student shows little consideration of limitations and possible transformations of an existing solution, object, product, or text.

Student considers limitations and possible transformations of an existing solution, object, product, or text, but those considerations are not realistic or viable and/or do not result in meaningful solutions or products.

Students are able to consider limitations and possible transformations of an existing solution, object, product, or text by:

●analyzing the effectiveness of possible transformations

●synthesizing different possible approaches

Student considers a wide range of limitations and transformations of an existing solution, object, product, or text by:

●closely analyzing the effectiveness of possible transformations

●synthesizing multiple possible approaches

●pursuing divergent or seemingly contradictory ideas

Imagining:

Students will be able to conceive of a novel approach to create a text, performance, solution, application, or inquiry.

Student consistently falls back on a familiar solution, application or inquiry.

Student conceives of an approach that still is heavily reliant on a familiar solution, application or inquiry.

Student conceives of a novel approach that is only slightly reliant on a familiar solution, application or inquiry by:

●modifying existing solutions, products, or inquiries

●identifying alternate applications

Student conceives of a novel approach to create an extraordinary performance, product, solution, application or inquiry by:

●synthesizing existing solutions, products, or inquiries

●forecasting and exploring new applications

Design:

Students will be able to engage in an appropriate process to refine their product.

Student does not engage in a design process that makes important or meaningful refinements to his/her product.

Student engages in a design process that leads to few meaningful revisions to his/her product.

Student engages in a design process that includes research and makes effective revisions to refine and polish his/her product.

Student engages in a design process, employing a variety of research methods, and makes effective revisions to create an extraordinary product.

Madison Public Schools – Rubric Revised October 2014 21st Century Capacities: Creative Thinking Rubric