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

Oct 2017

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.


Related Resources:

Building Blocks of a Standard

This tool is used to record the Learning Goals and Success Criteria of lesson-sized stacks of Building Blocks. Teachers may choose to use one template per stack or record multiple stacks on the same template.

Lesson-Sized Learning Goals and Success Criteria

This tool is used to create ELA lesson-sized learning goals and success criteria from standard building blocks.

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. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).