- providing student-friendly learning expectations to students benefits all students but, in particular, low-performing students; it may help to close the achievement gap
- learning expectations set the stage for activating students as instructional resources for one another and owners of their own learning
- sharing learning expectations at the start of a lessons sets the stage for learning and creates a context for students to ensure connections with prior understandings
- revisiting and revising learning expectations at the end of a lesson may give the teacher and students more information to determine if and how to adjust future instruction to ensure that students meet intended learning goals
- it is essential that teachers infuse in their students a view that ability is incremental, rather than fixed... a growth mindset
- students must understand the criteria for success in their learning in order to fully benefit from feedback and to be active learners
Something to consider:
How do you share learning expectations and success criteria with students?
More information about formative assessment can be found in the professional development school on the OCSU Rubicon Atlas site.