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The Success Criteria Playbook
Making Learning Visible and Measurable



200 pages | Corwin
Provide students a clear view of what success looks like for any process, task, or product.

What does success look like for your students? How will they know if they have learned? This essential component of teaching and learning can be difficult to articulate but is vital to achievement for both teachers and students. 

The Success Criteria Playbook catapults teachers beyond learning intentions to define clearly what success looks like for every student—whether face-to-face or in a remote learning environment. Designed to be used collaboratively in grade-level, subject area teams—or even on your own—the step-by-step playbook expands teacher understanding of how success criteria can be utilized to maximize student learning and better engage learners in monitoring and evaluating their own progress. Each module is designed to support the creation and immediate implementation of high-quality, high impact success criteria and includes:

Templates that allow for guided and independent study for teachers. 
Extensive STEM-focused examples from across the K-12 STEM curriculum to guide teacher learning and practice. 
Examples of success criteria applied across learning domains and grades, including high school content, skills, practices, dispositions, and understandings.

Ensure equity of access to learning and opportunity for all students by designing and employing high-quality, high-impact success criteria that connect learners to a shared understanding of what success looks like for any given learning intention.
 
 
Introduction
 
Module 1: What are success criteria?
 
Module 2: What are the challenges to creating and implementing success criteria? How do we overcome those challenges?
 
Module 3: How do success criteria pave the way for equity?
 
Module 4: Creating and implementing effective "I Can"/"We Can" statements
 
Module 5: Creating and implementing single-point rubrics
 
Module 6: Creating and implementing rubrics
 
Module 7: Creating and implementing success criteria through teacher modeling
 
Module 8: Creating and implementing success criteria through exemplars
 
Module 9: Co-constructing criteria for success
 
Module 10: Different types of success criteria for different aspects of learning
 
Module 11: How do we use success criteria to foster meta-cognition
 
Module 12: How do success criteria support deliberate practice and transfer of learning?
 
Module 13: What is the relationship between success criteria and feedback?
 
Module 14: How do we use success criteria to fulfill the promise of equity?
 
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John Taylor Almarode

Learn more about John Almarode's PD offeringsDr. John Almarode has worked with schools, classrooms, and teachers all over the world.  John began his career teaching mathematics and science in Augusta County to a wide range of students.  Since then, he has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the application of the science of learning to the classroom, school, and home environments.  He has worked with hundreds of school districts and thousands of teachers.  In addition to his time in PreK – 12 schools and classrooms, he is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in the... More About Author

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit, an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design as well as books, such as PLC+: Better Decisions and... More About Author

Kateri Thunder Southall

Kateri Thunder, Ph.D. served as an inclusive, early childhood educator, an Upward Bound educator, a mathematics specialist, an assistant professor of mathematics education at James Madison University, and Site Director for the Central Virginia Writing Project (a National Writing Project site at the University of Virginia). Kateri is a member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Research Team with Dr. Jane Hansen, co-author of The Promise of Qualitative Metasynthesis for Mathematics Education, and co-creator of The Math Diet. Currently, Kateri has followed her passion back to the classroom. She teaches in an at-risk PreK program, serves as... More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading.  More About Author

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