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?
- Specifies what students are to do to demonstrate learning
- Allows students to reflect on “How am I progressing?” and “Where to next in my learning?”
- Identifies the details needed to achieve the Learning Intention
- Uses specific terms from the standard and maintains the rigor of the standard(s)
- Includes objective wording only; no subjective language (i.e., some, few, many, etc.)
- May include other details not included in the standard, but necessary to achieve the Learning Intention(s)
Guiding Questions for Developing Success Criteria:
In achieving the standard(s) and meeting the Learning Intention(s),
- What evidence would show you that students have achieved conceptual understanding? What language will they need to use to share their evidence of learning?
- What process might they need to follow to show their understanding?
- What product would show that they know?
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