Waukee Equity Standards
The Waukee Equity Standards are a set of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains: identity, diversity, justice, and action. The standards provide a common language and organizational structure to help reduce prejudice and advocate for positive change. In today’s world, these are essential skills for all humans. Teachers will use the standards to guide classroom discussions and learning opportunities making our schools more inclusive and safe.
*Revision process to reflect changes based on HF802 estimated to be completed in August 2021
K-2nd I know that the multiple elements of my identities are part of me, but that I am always ALL me. I can feel good about myself without being mean or making other people feel bad.
3rd-5th I know that the multiple elements of my identities are part of who I am, but none of them fully describe me and this is true for other people too. I can affirm my identity and the identity of others with empathy, kindness, and respect.
6th-9th I know that overlapping identities combine to make me who I am and that none of my identities on their own fully define me and that is true for other people too. I recognize identity as unique and complex to humanity.
10th-12th I know that all my identities and the overlapping elements of those identities create unique aspects of who I am and that this is true for other people too. I can describe identity as unique and complex to humanity.
K-2nd I like being around people who are similar to me and different from me. I can be respectful to everyone.
3rd-5th I have respectful words and actions to describe how I am similar to and different from people who share my identities and those who have other identities.
6th-9th I interact with people who are similar to and different from me. I show respect to all people.
10th-12th I have the language and knowledge to interact responsively and respectfully with all people, whether they are similar to or different from me.
K-2nd I want to know about other people and get along with people who are similar to and different from me.
3rd-5th I want to know more about other people’s lives and experiences. I know how to ask questions respectfully and listen carefully and non-judgmentally.
6th-9th I am curious and want to know more about other people’s histories and lived experiences. I ask questions respectfully, listen carefully, and non-judgmentally because I know we are all connected.
10th-12th I respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way in order to build connections.
K-2nd I know when people are treated unfairly.
3rd-5th I learn to get to know people as individuals. I know it is unfair to think that elements of a person’s identity can determine how they are treated.
6th-9th I can recognize and describe unfairness and injustices in many forms including attitudes, speech, behaviors, practices, and laws.
10th-12th I recognize all people as individuals and can recognize, describe, and distinguish unfairness and injustice at different levels of society.
K-2nd I know true stories about how people have been treated based on their identity.
3rd-5th I know that words, behaviors, rules, circumstances, and laws can influence relationships among others.
6th-9th I am aware that words, behaviors, unjust practices and laws can affect people in society, based on group or individual identities.
10th-12th I can explain the short and long-term impact of certain words, behaviors, unjust practices and laws that act to limit the rights and freedoms of a person’s identity.
K-2nd I know about people who helped work toward fairness to make lives better for themselves and others.
3rd-5th I know about the actions of people and groups who have worked throughout history to bring justice and fairness to the world.
6th-9th I know about the people, groups, and events in civil rights history and about the beliefs and ideas that influenced them.
10th-12th I can identify figures, groups, events, and a variety of strategies and philosophies relevant to the history of civil and human rights around the world.
K-2nd I can and will do something when I see unfairness – this includes telling an adult.
3rd-5th I know it’s important for me to stand up for myself and for others. I know how to get help if I need ideas on how to do this.
6th-9th I stand up for myself and for others when faced with exclusion, prejudice, and injustice.
10th-12th I express empathy and take responsibility for standing up when people are excluded or mistreated because of their identities.
K-2nd I will say something or tell an adult if someone is being hurtful and will do my part to be kind even if my peers do not.
3rd-5th I will speak up or do something when I see unfairness, and I will not let others convince me to go along with injustice.
6th-9th I will respectfully speak up or take action when I see unfairness, even if those around me do not. I will not let others convince me to go along with injustice.
10th-12th I have the courage to speak up to people when their words, actions, or views are biased and hurtful. I will communicate with respect even when we disagree.
K-2nd I will join with peers to make our classroom fair for everyone.
3rd-5th I will work with my peers and family to help make our school and community fair for everyone. We will work hard and cooperate in order to achieve our goals.
6th-9th I will work with my peers, family, and community members to make our world more equitable for everyone. We will plan and coordinate our actions in order to achieve our goals.
10th-12th I will join with peers, family, and community members to plan and carry out action against exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination. We will be thoughtful and creative in our actions in order to achieve our goals.
Waukee Community School District is committed to providing an equitable education for all students. We believe students should feel and be welcomed, connected, and supported in our schools and community. Your voice matters in our movement toward equity, belonging, and building inclusive environments.