Success Criteria

The standards/levels by which to judge whether an objective/goal/ target/outcome has been achieved/successful.

Success criteria are linked to intended outcomes and targets e.g. action plans, or strategic plans.

Success criteria are a set of features which a teacher wants to see in a child's work throughout a lesson or term. It is a good way to ensure that young students know what's expected of them. It also encourages students to challenge themselves and think carefully about how they structure their work.

Success criteria will usually be shared with pupils or created by them and referred to regularly before being used for self-assessment or peer assessment.

The success criteria is normally established at the very beginning of the lesson so your students know what the aims of the lesson are. 

Success criteria are not only for the benefit of the student but for the teacher too. Providing your students with a goal and an aim at the beginning of the lesson encourages your students to work more efficiently as they have an endpoint they have to meet. As a teacher, having a goal for the lesson makes sure that the class keeps on topic and can reflect knowing that they learnt something in that lesson.

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