3: How do I design with the objectives in mind?

Learning Objective:

Design formative assessment opportunities to enhance learning in an identified instructional area.

In this phase, you should be elaborating on Benchmark #2, finalizing your draft lesson and preparing to have it critiqued, by both yourself and another individual. You have now acquired sufficient information to define formative assessment and identify its core characteristics.

Benchmark #3: Rubric Check

Lesson should include iterations of the following process loop:

  • Identifying the gap
  • Feedback
  • Student involvement
  • Learning progressions

Compare your draft unit to the Formative Assessment Product Rubric and record your notes. Where do you satisfy the criteria? Where does there exist a gap? You will provide your 'critique' to your colleague in the next benchmark.

Benchmark #4: Peer Evaluation & Refinement

  • Have a colleague or other educational professional review your lesson, compare it to the rubric, and record their reflections on next to your Benchmark #3 reflection notes.
  • Use this feedback to refine your project.
  • Upon completion of this benchmark you should be ready to finalize and to IMPLEMENT YOUR LESSON! These are the final steps of the design process.