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What is it?


Understanding by Design

What is it?


Components of UbD

Still necessary within the unit

(in my opinion)

Big Ideas

Essential Questions

student jumps through the teacher’s hoops of spitting information back

performance assessments

traditional assessments: multiple mark quizzes, matching, T/F, essay

students is given an authentic, real-life role in which they must produce a product or a presentation

traditional assessments usually measure knowledge unless they include high-level thinking skills

ending assessment should measure understanding

comprehension checks & traditional assessments still do have there place, however

student reflection


Important Considerations

a student will not be able to complete the performance assessment successfully to show understanding unless the skills and knowledge base are taught throughout the unit