Success Criteria Assessment for Learning The Difference Between Learning Goals and Success Criteria Learning Goals Success Criteria вЂў Broad statements вЂў General intentions вЂў Describe what is to be learned вЂў Connect to вЂњbig ideasвЂќ and prior learning вЂў Often not measureable вЂў Specific вЂў Concrete вЂў Describes what success looks like when the learning goal is reached вЂў Measureable 2 Star & a Wish Big Idea: Scarcity and economic trade-offs are essential to all economic activity. (Econ 1) + Learning Goal Success Criteria I can: Understand the differences between п‚·Identify examples of producers within our local producers and consumers in a market area. economy. п‚·Define consumer and identify characteristics of consumers п‚·provide examples of how producers and consumers are affected by the market economy FA Strategy For practice: вЂў Identify an essential concept or skill from the Iowa Core you will be teaching. вЂў Write a learning goal for a lesson you intend to teach that essential concept or skill. вЂў Share with a collaborative learning team member. вЂў Provide each other descriptive feedback in the form of 2 Stars & a Wish (2 things you really like and 1 suggestion or wish) Understand the ways goods and services are produced and distributed. I can: п‚·identify methods of distribution in todayвЂ™s global economy п‚·explain the methods people and governments use to produce goods and services п‚·identify and explain the affect resources have on the production of goods I can: Understand the influences that affect п‚·explain how limited resources create the need for personal economic choices. choices. п‚·identify costs and benefits of a choice. п‚·identify and evaluate incentives. п‚·analyze choices and predict consequences. Example of Learning Goal and Success Criteria from the Iowa Core Social Studies, Geography, Grades 6-8 Essential Concept: Understand how geographic and human characteristics create culture and define regions. Big Idea: Geographers have developed regions as tools to examine, define, describe, explain, and analyze the human and physical environment. Learning Goal Example: Understand that geographic regions define both convenient and manageable units upon which to build our knowledge of the world. Success Criteria Examples: I can describe a region by its defining characteristics. I can explain how geographers use regional information. Learning Goal The learning goal is like the target. It defines, for students, what learning is intended. Success Criteria These are the arrows that help the learner achieve the target and demonstrate mastery. The Difference Between Success Criteria and Behavioral Objectives Success Criteria вЂў I can use the STAR Notetaking strategy while listening to another student present. вЂў I can describe natural selection and tell why variation is important. вЂў I can recite a poem from memory. Behavioral Objectives вЂў The student will use the STAR Note Taking strategy while listening to a student presentation. вЂў Students will describe the process of natural selection and why variation is important to the process. вЂў Students will memorize and recite a poem. The use of the terms вЂњsuccess criteriaвЂќ and вЂњlearning objectivesвЂќ can be confusing. LetвЂ™s clarify them. CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING Sort each statement as a learning goal, success criteria, or behavioral objective вЂў The student will identify the main idea in each paragraph. вЂў I can check my prediction of the area by measuring and finding out if some of the shapes are bigger than others or if they take up the same amount of area. вЂў The student will understand that paleoclimatological evidence is analyzed to reveal historical patterns of warming and cooling on the Earth. Summary of research by Shirley Clarke, often described as a foremost authority on the practical application of formative assessment. THE AIM IS FOR CHILDREN TO ASK вЂњWHAT ARE WE GOING TO LEARN?вЂќ RATHER THAN вЂњWHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?вЂќ.