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Mounds View Public Schools’ 12 Habits of Mind for Post-Secondary Success The District’s “12 Habits of Mind” are skills students can begin to practice as early as in elementary school and can continue throughout their high school career. Mounds View is committed to reinforcing these skills on an ongoing basis. Helping students adopt these dozen mindsets increases their likelihood of success in college or other post-secondary opportunities. Adapted from Association for Supervision and Curriculum Department. How can students apply these dozen skills to their specific studies at all grade levels? Visit www.moundsviewschools.org. 1 Persisting Stick to it. Persevering in task through to completion. Remaining focused. Not giving up. 2 Managing impulsivity Take your time. Thinking before acting. Remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberate. 3 Listening with understanding Understand others. Making an effort to perceive another’s thoughts, ideas and emotions. 4 Thinking flexibly Look at it another way. Being able to change perspectives, create alternatives, consider options. 5 Striving for accuracy Check it again. Doing your best, setting high standards, improving constantly. 6 Questioning and problem posing Ask a question. Having a questioning attitude, searching for data, finding problems to solve. 7 Applying past knowledge to new situations Use what you learn. Tapping prior experience and transferring it beyond the situation in which it was learned. 8 Thinking and communicating with clarity Be clear. Striving for accurate communication in both written and oral form. 9 Creating, imagining and innovating Try it a different way. Generating new and novel ideas, fluency and originality. 10 Engagement Be present. Focusing fully on the task at hand, eliminating distractions and noise. 11 Teamwork Work together. Operating effectively in a group setting. Sharing accountability. 12 Continuous learning Never stop learning. Searching for opportunities to constantly gain knowledge.

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  • A Roadmap to Post-Secondary Success

    Post-Secondary

    Early Childhood

    Elementary School

    Middle School

    High School

    A pathwayfor preparing students for success after high school

    Mounds View Public Schools

    12 Habits of Mind for Post-Secondary SuccessThe Districts 12 Habits of Mind are skills students can begin to practice as early as in elementary school and can continue throughout their high school career. Mounds View is committed to reinforcing these skills on an ongoing basis. Helping students adopt these dozen mindsets increases their likelihood of success in college or other post-secondary opportunities.

    Adapted from Association for Supervision and Curriculum Department.

    How can students apply these dozen skills to their specific studies at all grade levels? Visit www.moundsviewschools.org.

    1 Persisting Stick to it. Perseveringintaskthroughto completion. Remaining focused. Not givingup.

    2Managing impulsivity Take your time. Thinking before acting. Remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberate.

    3Listening with understanding Understand others. Making an effort toperceiveanothersthoughts,ideasandemotions.

    4Thinking flexibly Look at it another way. Being able to changeperspectives,createalternatives,consider options.

    5Striving for accuracy Check it again. Doing your best, setting highstandards,improvingconstantly.

    6Questioning and problem posing Ask a question. Havingaquestioningattitude, searching for data, finding problemstosolve.

    7Applying past knowledge to new situations Use what you learn. Tapping prior experience and transferring it beyond the situation in which it was learned.

    8Thinking and communicating with clarity Be clear. Strivingforaccuratecommunication in both written and oralform.

    9Creating, imagining and innovating Try it a different way. Generatingnew andnovelideas,fluencyandoriginality.

    10Engagement Be present. Focusing fully on the task at hand, eliminating distractions andnoise.

    11 Teamwork Work together. Operatingeffectivelyin a group setting. Sharing accountability.

    12Continuous learning Never stop learning. Searching for opportunities to constantly gain knowledge.

    10 Keys to Post-Secondary Success

    At Mounds View Public Schools, our goal is for all students to be accepted into the post-secondary school or program of their choice.

    Reaching each step is the key to realizing post-secondary success.

    Advanced Reading & Math (Grade 3, MCA Proficiency)

    Advanced Reading & Math (Grade 5, MCA Proficiency)

    Personalized post-secondary plans for all students (Grades 6-12)

    Reading & Math Growth Rates (60% or higher, Grades 2-8, MAP)

    Algebra C or higher by Grade 9

    MCA Graduation Proficiency by Grade 12 (Math & Reading)

    Score of 3 or higher on AP Exams

    ACT subject score of 22 or higher on math; 18 or higher on reading

    ACT composite score of 24 or higher

    ACT composite score of 29 or higher

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    *AchievingtheseACTscoresincreasesthelikelihoodofremainingcompetitiveamong peers in the following higher education institutions:

    29 A nationally ranked, private university.

    24 A four-year state university or liberal arts college.

    22 A two-year community or technical college.

    When making enrollment decisions, university and college admissions officers consider a variety of measures beyond ACT scores. These include the rigor of high school courses taken, grade point average, class rank, activities and volunteering.