THE FIVE KEY QUESTIONS IN

PERFORMANCE BASED LEARNING
By Barry Sweeny, © 1995

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If you want to maximize the impact on student learning then you need to keep these 5 questions in the front of your mind at all times. Focus all your efforts on answering these questions and you will also minimize the teacher time necessary to gain that impact on students.

 OUTCOME : What should all students know & how should they be able to use it?
 ASSESSMENT: How will we know how well students are learning?
 STANDARDS : How well should students know it & be able to use it?
 RESULTS : How well DO students know it and use it now?
 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT : What can we do by working together to improve student performance that we haven't been able to do separately?

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