Why Measurable and Achievable Learning Outcomes Are Imperative to Each and Every Lesson


In this article you will learn…

  • When teachers communicate with their students what skill they are learning and how they will show or demonstrate they have learned it, it increases students’ probability of learning.
  • A measurable and achievable learning outcome has two key components: 1) The “what skill” that identifies what specific skill or content the students will be learning 2) The “how show” that identifies what students will need to demonstrate or produce to show they have learned.
  • It is not enough that the teachers know the “what” and the “how show.” They must share the learning outcome with their students so that the students know and can articulate them.