What is success criteria?
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
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 ...
Success Criteria Ideas for Artistic Projects
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.
Success Criteria Ideas for Animation Projects
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 and drawing and 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.
Success Criteria Ideas for Writing Projects
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 ....
Success Criteria Ideas for 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.
Success Criteria for a Video Game
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.
Success Criteria for 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 ....