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What is success criteria?
See handout given out in class
Once you have developed the learning and product goal, you will want to do some preliminary research and develop success criteria (use this template in your Google folder). The success criteria measures the degree to which the product aspires to attain and which can be judged against at the completion of the project.
Success Criteria must be...
evaluative of the product
evaluative of the impact on the student or community
Ideas for specific product features
technique or material used
number of pages
quality of the language
Example of Architectural Design Model
Example of success criteria for developing a safehouse for domestically abused women and children:
Timing: I will develop a timeline to produce a Sketchup model by January, a 3D model by February as well as a budget by February.
Example of an Educational Website
Example of success criteria for developing an educational website aimed at educating teachers, parents, and students about stress and anxiety of students.
Example of an Educational Game
Example of success criteria for an educational game that teaches children about London
Step One: Determine Success Criteria and Justification for Criteria
To develop balance between ....
To create harmony and unity among....
To create a rhythm .....
To offer variety, I will use ....
To match the environment, I will focus on ....
To use principles of design such as line, texture, color, shape, space, typography, etc.
To create movement in the animation will be fluid and realistic.
To target ages .... who....
To meet the needs of ....
To evaluate the solution based on the needs of the customer through a survey of XXX satisfaction.
The type of person who would buy this product would be ....
To budget costs, I will factor ....
In order to meet a budget of ..., I will ....
In order to reduce costs, I will look for donations of .... to keep the budget under $XX.
I need ... materials in order to ....
I must use .... materials for ...
The product will be made of ....
To build or design, I will need ....sizes in order to ...
My product will be ..... size since ....
The size of the product is ... inches by ....inches.
In order to develop the product, I expect to work on the first stage for .... weeks and the second stage for ..... weeks in order to finish by .....
The product will be used inside in a .... setting
The product will be used outside in a .... setting.
The product is made to work on .... surface.
The product will have a positive/negative impact on the environment because ...
In order to explain my process and learning, I will need to consult .... resources.
To be durable, I will use ....materials.
In order to be sure the product is safe, I will use ....
The product is not safe for ....
The product is safe for ....
To meet the quality of design, I expect ....
To meet the quality of performance, I expect ...
Elements & Adjectives
Elements of music: Tonality (overall sound of the music as pleasant or unpleasant), Timbre (the unique sound quality of an instrument or sound), Texture (The laywers of sound, how sparse or dense the music is), Rhythm (how long or short a sound is), Dynamics (how loud or soft the music is), Form (the order or arrange of the parts of the music), Harmony (the instruments that support the melody with chords), and Melody (a series of pitches that makes a tune). See link for more information.
Elements of art: line, texture, tone, shapes, color, form, space, value, space. See link for more information.
Elements of story writing: setting, plot, characters, conflict, resolution, POV, theme, style. See link for more information.
Words to describe texture: uneven, bumpy, rough, jagged, serrated, coarse, gritty, grainy, complex, smooth, plain, soft, glossy, silky
Words to describe form/shape: geometric, jagged, sharp, mechanical, organic, rounded, curved, natural, heavy, solid, symmetrical, overlapping, floating
Words to describe color: saturated, bright, pure, dramatic, vibrant, subtle, intense, subdued, delicate, faded
Words about lines: flowing, delicate, bold, thick, thin, undulating, wavy
Writing about value: dark, intense, rich, light, pale, subtle, contrasting, muted
Writing about composition: symmetrical, balanced, calm, poised, peaceful, precise, classical, asymmetrical, energetic
Writing about mood: cheerful, optimistic, joyful, vibrant, lively, depressed, moody, miserable, soothing, calming, restful, peaceful, sinister, mysterious, menacing, threatening
Words to describe
Click on the Google Docs Link to see examples of success criteria.
Image Editing and Photography
Writing Projects Sharing Learning through a Video
Learning a Musical Instrument
Student Examples of Success Criteria
Success Criteria Examples
Image Editing and Photography
Function: My digital portfolio will effectively include both abstract and natural images of animals and nature to show my audience various images that have been edited using basic principles of Photoshop. My digital portfolio will entertain others with my abstract digital art.
Aesthetics: My digital portfolio will effectively incorporate elements of photo editing such as hue, saturation, lighting, contrast, filters, and contrast.
Resources: My digital portfolio will effectively incorporate basic elements of photography including shape, texture, color, and depth.
Quality: The portfolio will effectively use higher resolution images that can be printed professionally.
Function: My 10 designs will effectively entertain my audience through humor and playful characters, show casing my creativity.
Aesthetics: My 10 designs will effectively incorporate elements of art such as line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture.
Resources: My 10 designs will effectively incorporate skills and techniques that I have researched and will demonstrate the application of skills and techniques in the final product.
Quality: The 10 designs will incorporate black and white sketches of characters that will highlight facial expressions accurately and effectively using light and dark patterns created through lines, blending, and shading.
Materials: My designs will utilize necessary materials effectively such as pencil and a sketch pad to create my 10 character sketches.
Function: My 5 animations will effectively entertain viewers through playful images in order to show my audience how the principles of animation can be applied.
Aesthetics: My 5 animations will effectively incorporate elements to entertain the viewer through design, drawing, movement, and timing to illustrate playful, humorous themes.
Resources: My 5 animations will effectively incorporate 12 principles of animation that I have researched and will demonstrate the application of skills and techniques in the final product.
Quality: The 5 animations will effectively apply squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, overlapping action, easing in and out with an appropriate timing and exaggeration in order to appeal to the customer.
Function: My multi-chapter book will entertain readers about ....
Aesthetics: My narrative will effectively incorporate a variety of character arcs to demonstrate their evolution of their personality throughout the conflict and plot.
Resources: My narrative will effectively apply research on the cultural topics of interest in order to develop accurate characters and settings as well as will help me to self-publish my work upon completion.
Quality: My narrative will effectively develop a plot with a clear beginning, middle, and end, offering a clear climax where the protagonist faces the main problem and as a result undergoes a change in personality through the conflict.
Customer: My narrative will effectively appeal to my specific target audience in that ....
Sharing Learning through a Video
Function: My 10 minute video will effectively teach my audience about ...
Resources: My video will effectively incorporate key aspects of my learning of .... specifically .... I will apply research on .... in order to develop my content.
Aesthetics: My video will effectively combine spoken words and pictures (illustrations, charts, photos, videos) in order to help my audience process through auditory and visual senses.
Quality: My video will effectively use sound and image quality to develop a clear focal point in delivering information and content in a humorous and lighthearted manner.
Customer: My video will effectively appeal to a young adult audience (ages 13-21) by incorporating high interest visuals and humorous conversational style.
Function: My video game developed in XXX will have the objective of XXX.
Resources: My video game will effectively incorporate key aspects of my learning of .... specifically .... I will apply research on .... in order to develop my content.
Aesthetics: My video will effectively combine world building, storyline, characters, music, animation, and visuals.
Quality: My video game will effectively lead the player through a series of challenges to overcome.
Customer: My video game will effectively appeal to a young adult audience (ages 13-21) by incorporating interesting graphics and challenges.
Learning a Musical Instrument
Function: My 10 minute video will effectively demonstrate my advancement of skills in playing the guitar and will entertain my audience.
Resources: My video will effectively apply my learning of how to read the music, how to place my fingers and the movement, the necessary chords and tempo in order to play a specific song.
Quality: My music on the video will effectively be recorded with clear sound and will be properly tuned.
Aesthetics: My music on the video will engage the audience through the accuracy and precision of my playing.
Time: I will effectively plan my time in order to reach my goal by early February by ....