Success Criteria

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.


In order to develop criteria for your project, you need to develop a set of specifications for your product/outcome. When creating your specifications, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How will I know when I have achieved my goal?

  • How can I judge the quality of my product/outcome?


  • Success Criteria must be...

    • testable

    • measurable

    • observable

    • evaluative of the product

    • evaluative of the impact on the student or community

  • Ideas for specific product features

    • product form

      • technique or material used

      • number of pages

      • length

      • resources/people

      • visual aspects

      • colors

      • size

      • text type

    • product content

      • target audience

      • organization

      • quality of the language

      • result achieved

Specifications

You need to create a 5-7 specifications for your criteria.

Guiding Questions

  • Function: What is the function of this project? What is the purpose and need for the project?

  • Aesthetics: What aesthetics do I need to consider to effectively design the appearance, size, style, color, shape/form, texture, pattern, and/or layout?

  • Customer: How does my target audience influence the way I develop the design of the product? How does the target user’s age, gender, socio economic background influence my decisions as a creator?

  • Cost: What costs do I need to consider to keep this project within a realistic budget?

  • Materials: What materials are available? What properties will the materials have?

  • Size: What specific sizes do I need to consider in the design? What “human factors” need to be considered?

  • Time: What is a realistic timeline for this project? What steps are important for the timeline?

  • Environmental considerations: Where will the project be used? How will the design directly or indirectly affect the environment?

  • Resource: What resources are available? Are there limitations as to how this can be created?

  • Durability: What aspects do I need to consider to be sure the product is durable?

  • Quality: What aspects do I need to consider to be sure I have a quality product?

  • Safety: What aspects do I need to consider for safety?

Example of Architectural Design Model

Example of success criteria for developing a safehouse for domestically abused women and children:

    • Function: My safehouse must be able to house 20-30 domestically abused women and children.

    • Aesthetics: I will design blueprints, a Sketchup model and a 3D model for my final product incorporating the materials that are needed. The house will be aesthetically pleasing and inviting.

    • Customer: My safehouse must address the needs of my target audience, domestically abused women and children. A play area outside and inside will encourage social well being for children and adults.

    • Costs: I will develop a realistic budget for the projected costs to build the safehouse.

    • Materials: I will research and plan for the necessary materials for the project.

    • Sizes/Dimensions: I will include the necessary spaces to include bedrooms for at least 15 people (some people sharing), offices for staff members, a nurse, and a counselor who help run the safe house. The safe house or shelter will include the following rooms: a dining area, a living room, a kitchen, a laundry room, pantry, storage rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and conference room.

    • 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.


  • Function: The website is educational about ways to help children deal with stress and anxiety. All the content on the site will be attainable by the 3 click rule; no web page is further than 3 clicks away. The website will contain at least 4 videos that each focus on at least one of the following attributes: parent, teacher, or student.

  • Size: Each video is over 1 minute long and will not exceed 4 minutes. The site will have at least 5 web pages.

  • Aesthetics: Each page will include at least one photograph to make it visually appealing to the audience. The website will contain at least 5 photographs spread over at least 5 web pages.

  • Resources: The website will be created using WordPress and will be a combination of videos, photographs, and text.

  • Quality: The website will include at least one interview from the following people: the principal, a a student, and a teacher as a resource for the target audience. The videos will contain multiple senses and use a mixture of techniques such as clear audio so the subject can be heard clearly, the subject is lit so we can see them clearly, and background music.

  • Customer: a minimum of a 70% satisfaction rate of interfacing with the website will be achieved through a google form sent to at least 10 students and 5 teachers and 5 parents.


Example of an Educational Game

Example of success criteria for an educational game that teaches children about London

  • Function: A 3-6 player board game that teaches about London

  • Aesthetics: Branding / Metal Characters/Key Iconic Landmarks Included

  • Safety: Toxic free dye, no sharp edges, warning label (not for age 0-3)

  • Size: 20 inches by 20 inches

  • Resources: Adobe Illustrator, product to be printed professionally on recycled cardboard

  • Cost: Between: $20-$35

  • Environmental Location: Indoor board game

  • Quality: Shop ready quality, professional appearance

  • Durability: Splash proof/water resistant

  • Time: Prototype: November 14th. Game: January: 5th

  • Customers: ages 7-16, a minimum of a 70% satisfaction rate of playing the game achieved through a Google form


Guidance

The function of the product is ....

The goal is to improve the performance of XXX and capture it in a (video/website/book).


To educate people about ...

To entertain people with ....

To increase the efficiency of ....

To instruct people to ....

To meet a need of .... (e.g. storage)

To promote

To protect

To contain

To serve



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 ...

Rubric

Use qualifiers to develop your rubric. You will refine your rubric through the process, so it doesn't have to be perfect for the first draft, but as specific as you can for now.

1-2

________barely ____________

3-4

____________ adequately ____________

5-6

____________substantially ____________

7-8

____________ effectively ____________

Include 5-7 success criteria for your personal project.

Topic: Housing for Domestic Abuse Victims

Goal: My goal is to design blueprints and create a 3D model of a safe house for domestic abuse that will be able to house 20-30 women and children. For my goal, I will consider the function of the safe house, aesthetics to make it appealing, and my target audience along with the budgetary costs for materials and layout/sizes all within the timeframe of the personal project to finish in February.

Inquiry Question: What design elements are important to consider when developing a shelter for domestic abuse victims, specially women and children within a specific budget for 25-30 people that will most address the mental and social well being of the audience?

Global Context: I chose Identities and Relationships since designing a safe house for domestic abuse victims reinforces the beliefs and values in society that everyone deserves to be happy and feel safe. The safe house will focus on providing a home to help women and children connect to each other in a supportive environment and community, stressing the importance of social and mental well being.


Function: My safehouse must be able to house 20-30 domestically abused women and children.

1-2 My safehouse barely is able to house 20-30 women and children with all of the specified rooms.

3-4 My safehouse adequately must be able to house 20-30 women and children with all of the specified rooms.

5-6 My safehouse substantially must be able to house 20-30 women and children with all of the specified rooms.

7-8 My safehouse effectively must be able to house 20-30 women and children with all of the specified rooms.


Customer: My safehouse must address the needs of my target audience, domestically abused women and children. A play area outside and inside will encourage social well being for children and adults.

1-2 My safehouse barely addresses the needs of my target audience of domestic abuse victims, specifically women and children, to feel safe and welcome.

3-4 My safehouse adequately addresses the needs of my target audience of domestic abuse victims, specifically women and children to feel safe and welcome.

5-6 My safehouse substantially addresses the needs of my target audience of domestic abuse victims, specifically women and children to feel safe and welcome.

7-8 My safehouse effectively addresses the needs of my target audience of domestic abuse victims, specifically women and children to feel safe and welcome.


Materials: I will research and plan for the necessary materials for the project to build a 3D model to scale.

1-2 My safehouse plan with blueprint and scaled 3D model barely addresses the necessary materials for the project.

3-4 My safehouse plan with blueprint and scaled 3D model adequately addresses the necessary materials for the project.

5-6 My safehouse plan with blueprint and scaled 3D model substantially addresses the necessary materials for the project.

7-8 My safehouse plan with blueprint and scaled 3D model effectively addresses the necessary materials for the project.


Timing: I will develop a timeline to produce a Sketchup model by January and a 3D model by February.

1-2 My safehouse product barely met the timeline I proposed.

3-4 My safehouse product adequately met the timeline I proposed.

5-6 My safehouse product substantially met the timeline I proposed.

7-8 My safehouse product effectively met the timeline I proposed.


Size: I will include the necessary spaces to include bedrooms for at least 15 people (some people sharing), offices for staff members, a nurse, and a counselor who help run the safe house. The safe house or shelter will include the following rooms: a dining area, a living room, a kitchen, a laundry room, pantry, storage rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and conference room.

1-2 My safehouse plan with blueprint and 3D model barely addresses the necessary sizes and layout for the project

3-4 My safehouse plan with blueprint and 3D model adequately addresses the necessary sizes and layout for the project

5-6 My safehouse plan with blueprint and 3D model substantially addresses the necessary sizes and layout for the project

7-8 My safehouse plan with blueprint and 3D model effectively addresses the necessary sizes and layout for the project


Aesthetics: I will design blueprints, a Sketchup model and a 3D model for my final product incorporating the materials that are needed. The house will be aesthetically pleasing and inviting for the women to feel safe and empowered by incorporating intentional lighting, textures, textiles, and natural elements.

1-2 My safehouse barely uses materials that are appropriate for their aesthetic and environmental location and purpose.

3-4 My safehouse adequately uses materials that are appropriate for their aesthetic and environmental location and purpose.

5-6 My safehouse substantially uses materials that are appropriate for their aesthetic and environmental location and purpose.

7-8 My safehouse effectively uses materials that are appropriate for their aesthetic and environmental location and purpose.


Success Criteria EXAMPLE FILLED OUT Template

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.

Customer: The 5 animations will be developed with a teenage audience (13-18) in mind who enjoys playful animations for humor and entertainment.

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 ....