Education assignment standards and objectives (short)

  1. Describe the purpose of a learning standard (referred to as a goal in Chapter 1) and the critical components of a learning objective. 
    • How would you differentiate between the two if attempting to explain it to somebody else?
    • What is the relationship between formative assessments during instruction and the standards and objectives of that lesson?
  2. Take the challenge Karen Lea presents in her blog article Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards. Select a grade level standard and design two learning objectives AND a way to assess students FOR learning for each objective.  Be sure to use the criteria for writing high-quality objectives as discussed in your assigned reading and videos.

Guided Response: Respond to at least one classmate with objectives and assessment ideas in the same grade range you chose (Pre-K-2nd, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and other) and one with objectives and assessment ideas in a completely different grade range. 

  • Are their objectives clear and measurable? 
  • Do they identify specifically, what the STUDENT will be doing and how?
  • Are they aligned (related) to the given standard?

It is important to remember professionalism in your feedback.  You are to give constructive feedback by giving the author a different lens with which to view their original ideas.  Therefore, provide them with a specific suggestion for making their objective and/or assessment more complex according to Bloom’s Taxonomy