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Standards and expectations

Standards and expectations

Standards and expectations refer to the level of expected performance held by key adults for youth. Student success in school is facilitated when parents and teachers clearly state expectations for student performance, set specific goals and standards for desired behavior and performance, discuss expectations with youth, emphasize children's effort when completing tasks and ensure youth understand the consequences for not meeting expectations.


    Sandra L. Christenson, Ph.D, Professor — College of Education and Human Development; and

    Cathryn Peterson, teacher with Armstrong High School, Robbinsdale, Minnesota

    Revised by Kathleen A. Olson, program director in partnering for school success.

    Reviewed in 2018

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