10 Design Qualities
►Content and Substance
What we ask students to learn reflects national, state, and local standards and is and culturally relevant.
►Organization of Knowledge
Information and knowledge are organized in a way that makes them accessible and inviting.
►Clear and Compelling Product Standards
The standards for student products are clearly articulated and demonstrated with examples.
►Protection from Adverse Consequences
Students are provided with feedback while they are working. They have additional opportunities to be successful.
The students understand and value their own performances or work products
►Affirmation of Performance
Products and performances are made sufficiently public so that others affirm their importance.
The tasks are designed with sufficient complexity so that successful completion encourages cooperative action between students and adults.
►Novelty and Variety
The students are called upon to employ new or varied means of completing the task.
The students are provided with appropriate choices with regard to performance or products.
The products or performances have meaning or significance to the students