A criteria sheet describes the evidence you expect in students responses to assessment tasks at each standard or level. This evidence can be about the processthat students use, the product they create/produce during the process or both the process and the product (note that process here can be singular or plural depending on the discipline and task). A well developed criteria sheet has the following characteristics:
The criteria sheet below has criteria (1-3) and standards (HD, DN etc). However, it does not demonstrate the intent of criterion-referenced assessment because there no standards descriptors – describing expectations at each standard. This type of criteria sheet is unhelpful to students and to assessors for the following reasons.
Authorised by the Head, Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
12 September, 2011