Backward Planning Tools

Starting with an understanding of our instructional outcomes, and working backward to determine teaching steps as well as assessment tools, teachers will make the most powerful move:  designing assessment not as an afterthought, but as the backbone of all instruction.

Working backwards, teachers should begin with the question: What do we want students to know, and be able to do?  Then the assessments are designed as a key element to “check in” on learning progress, and determine when instruction is successful–or reteaching and changing direction is necessary.

 

BackwardPlanningDetailedDownload: KATC Detailed Backward Planning Unit Tool

backwardPlanningTool Download: KATC Simple Backward Planning Tool

 

 

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This article was written by Kids at the Core founder, Anne Weerda.

Anne is an assessment and curriculum specialist best known for her work in assessment design, data analysis and instructional effectiveness. Anne is a sought after speaker in the area of assessment design, curriculum and instruction.
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