What Is It?
- Chunking process and content standards into manageable learning targets
- Making learning targets visible for students and creating opportunities for students to make meaning of the target
- Ensuring students understand how activities in the classroom relate to the learning targets
- Using backwards design to plan instruction and activities that guide learners to the target
- Using process-focused criteria during instruction and task-specific rubrics or product-focused criteria at the end of instruction
Clearly share learning targets with students and create varied opportunities for students to meet the learning target
Take ownership in learning by knowing learning targets and articulating how they are working toward understanding.
How Can I Implement In the Classroom?
Outline content and process standards for units and chunk standards into manageable learning targets
Phrase learning targets using student-friendly language (e.g. "I can...")
Share learning targets with students in multiple ways throughout the learning process providing opportunities for students to interact with the learning targets
Rephrasing standards/targets in their own words
Reflecting on progress and next steps
Complete self-assessments using rubrics
Design activities with specific learning targets in mind
Create and share rubrics for learning that align with content and process standards and provide students with models of exemplary work
Classrooms in Action
Sharing Success Criteria in a Primary Classroom
Creating Success Criteria with Students - Elementary
Co-Constructing Success Criteria
Discovering Voice - Developing Success Criteria