Publications & Resources

Building Blocks, Learning Goals, and Success Criteria: Planning Instruction and Formative Assessment for K–12 English Language Arts and Literacy Standards

Aug 2015

Maritza Lozano, Nicole Mancevice, Barbara Jones, Margaret Heritage, Sandy Chang, Glory Tobiason and Joan Herman

This resource assists teachers in moving from a Yearlong Plan to establishing Learning Goals and Success Criteria for daily lesson plans and formative assessment. This resource is applicable to all states’ CCRS, including the CCSS. It is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist educators as they use College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) to plan instruction for diverse learners.

Lozano, M., Mancevice, N., Jones, B., Heritage, M., Chang, S., Tobiason, G., & Herman, J. (2015). Building blocks, learning goals, and success criteria: Planning instruction and formative assessment for K–12 English language arts and literacy standards. Retrieved from the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation website: