Communicating Learning Goals and Success Criteria with Students
In this brief, WestEd expert Nancy Gerzon discusses the differences between Learning Goals and Success Criteria and how each are utilized for student learning. Learning Goals and Success Criteria address a core objective of formative assessment, which is to involve students in the management of their own learning. Both Learning Goals and Success Criteria give students the information needed to become active participants in the learning process. This brief also offers suggestions for how to use Success Criteria to communicate with students, as well as suggestions for developing Success Criteria with student participation.