ObjectivesTo understand what success criteria are and howthey can be used effectively to raise standards.To consider the progression needed in successcriteria to be effective.To consider how you will use success criteria inyour class.
What are Success Criteria?They are nothing new- you already do it!We have always asked children ‘what arethe key things you need to remember?’Good teachers have always shared thesmaller ‘steps to success’.In some schools, pupils knowthem as ‘WILF’ (What I’mLooking For...)
What are Success Criteria?WALT- ‘We are Learning to’ or Learning Objective (LO) WILF- ‘What I’m looking for’ or Success Criteria TIB- ‘This is because’ or real life scenario/context
What are Success Criteria?Enable children to be successfulLink to the learning objectiveClarify and add extra information tothe LOThey don’t take long to create or share at thebeginning of a lesson
Beneﬁts for teachers Once the success criteria are planned theactivities fall into place. OR... once the activities are planned, creatingthe success criteria focuses your thinking onthe outcomes for pupils. The focus is on learning asopposed to activities.It clarifies your expectations.You know what you are going to be looking forwhen marking!
Success criteria summarise the key points that children need to understand as steps to success in achieving the learning objective.‘Step by Step’ ‘Product’ Description of theThe process - overall outcome orE.g. calculation end product. methods‘Ingredients’ ‘It should be what youWhat needs to go are going to judge theinto your work to children on at the end ofmake it good. the task’E.g. instructions Shirley Clarke
Effective Success Criteria…Are linked to the learning objectiveAre specific to an activityAre shared and agreed with pupilsprior to undertaking the activityProvide a scaffold and focus for pupils while engaged inthe activity; andAre used as the basis for marking/feedback and peeror self-assessment.
Examples of Effective Success Criteria (WILF) LO: write a narrative ghost story. WILF: Children who have WILF: Children who produce a • set the scene in the opening story that… paragraph; • built up tension/suspense;• People enjoy reading. • used spooky adjectives and• Frightens the reader! powerful verbs; and • ended with a cliff hanger. ‘PRODUCT’ WILF ‘INGREDIENTS’ WILF
Examples of Effective Success Criteria (WILF) L.O: to present an LO: calculate the passing of argument. time in 5-minute intervals. WILF: Children who… WILF: Children who can…• include opening and closing • count from the minute hand statements • stop where the minute hand• give reasons for and against finishes• use evidence to support • count in fives• use language to persuade • go clockwise ‘INGREDIENTS’ WILF ‘STEP BY STEP’ WILF
WALT/LO: write a newspaper report. LA Most HA Written in 3rd person Shows an Has a headline Includes a element of and picture headline, picture, viewpoint or Tells the story quotes from key opinion/biasafter the event has people involved Evidence of happened. Is set out in Level 5 VCOP columns
WALT/LO: create a balanced meal. LA Most HA Show examples Show a range of of foods from Identify proteins different foods. different groups and carbohydrates. Say if your plate Explain why Create ais healthy or not, you chose the balanced meal planand explain why. items for a whole day.
Writing Success Criteria Use the 3-box method to write a set of Success Criteriafor one of the LO’s below, or one you are using over the next few days... LO: to write an account of the Great Fire of London LO: to use column addition to solve problems LO: to create a sequence of travel-balance-travel WALT: use formula in Excel to carry out calculations WALT: write a list WALT: create a freeze-frame for an event in a story
Beneﬁts for ChildrenSuccess Criteria enable children to: Keep track of what has been done and what still needs to be done. Know the expectations of the teacher. Start to self-evaluate. Be in a position to mark work with a response partner. Confidently work with others who share the same success criteria.
Using TIB’sTIB’s tell the children why we doingthis lesson or learning activity.It links their learning with real lifecontexts.It helps them to make links to theirfuture plans, aspirations or careers.It raises expectations and gives them reasons tosucceed.
Example TIB’s In a maths lesson focusing on mental calculations; “This will help you to calculate quickly in your head when you’re out shopping or help you in jobs such as accountant, carpenter or MP (!) In a literacy lesson focusing on writing;“This will help you to get the best results in your examswhich will help you go to university. You might also use these skills when you become an author, journalist or lawyer.
Example TIB’s In a PE lesson focusing on balances;“This will help you ride a bike, skateboard or surf-board or become a ballet dancer, footballer or gymnast. In a Science investigation; “You can use the skills we learn today in lots of jobswhere you need to make predictions and solve problems; scientist, archaeologist, detective. Can you think of any more?
Next steps... Start to share your ‘Success Criteria’ for one or two subjects(Maths/Literacy?) after you’ve shared the LO. Once embedded, begin to use them for other subjects Get the children to write the WILF and TIB with you aftersharing the WALT for some lessons. Tell them WHY you are doing this lesson/activity.