• Assessment for Learning
    in SLD Schools
  • Assessment for Learning
    in SLD Schools
  • Assessment for Learning
    in SLD Schools
  • Assessment for Learning
    in SLD Schools
  • Assessment for Learning
    in SLD Schools

Learning Objectives and Success Criteria

The term ‘success criteria’ has come to be interpreted and used in a variety of ways. Initially success criteria were often linked to outcomes – and were almost like giving children ‘mark schemes’. As thinking developed, teachers realised that children benefit from knowing how to achieve the learning, so they began to change the focus from learning outcomes to the learning process. Sharing learning objectives and developing success criteria with children leads to a stronger focus on the learning than on the activity and enables children to become more self-evaluative.

Simple language is effective, for example:

• 'We are learning to…' when referring to learning objectives
• 'Remember to…' when referring to success criteria
• 'I can…' when assessing the learning outcomes.

Teachers and practitioners:

• need a clear understanding of progression in the key concepts and skills they are teaching (subject and cross-curricular)
• should understand the language demands of the tasks a

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Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

These are examples of success criteria linked to learning objectives that have been tried and used with pupils at SLD schools.


Examples of Success Criteria used in SLD

Examples of teaching resources displayed on Smart Notebook. The examples are taken from English Speaking, Listening and Writing lessons.


Developing success criteria in PE with SLD students

These are 2 examples of booklets produced following some work being completed with a Key Stage 3 group in dance and a Key Stage 4 group in OAA as part....


Learning Objectives and Success Criteria

Illustration of how to generate success criteria