Students have the flexibility to construct Culminating Projects that demonstrate essential skills through reading, writing, speaking, production, and/or performance; skills of analysis, logic and creativity; and the integration of experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems. School districts should clearly identify Culminating Project student outcomes and develop and publish assessment criteria to support those outcomes. Each district should have a Culminating Project management system designed to support the students and staff. Districts should also have policies in place to handle special circumstances, such as district transfers, parental challenges to the project, etc.
Districts may opt to include the community in project planning, support, or feedback. There is no state-level prohibition against doing joint projects of two or more students. School districts shall ensure the safety of each student by complying with legal and risk management guidelines.
Page last updated: September 2014