Definition: The ingredients to meeting the Learning Intention(s).

“Success criteria help students to gain a better understanding of what successful learning might look like in ways that they can recognize from what they know now…They spell out in greater detail the Learning Intention.” (Absolum, 2010, p. 83)

What Makes Quality Success Criteria?

Guiding Questions for Developing Success Criteria:

In achieving the standard(s) and meeting the Learning Intention(s),

  1. What evidence would show you that students have achieved conceptual understanding? What language will they need to use to share their evidence of learning?
  2. What process might they need to follow to show their understanding?
  3. What product would show that they know?


Ainsworth, L., Vandas, K., & O’Connell, M. J. (n.d.). Clarifying Criteria for Success Webinar. In Retrieved December 14, 2021, from

Learning Intentions Success Criteria. (n.d.). from

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Also Known As:
Key competencies, Evidence of learning, Components to include on a scoring guide or rubric
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