Examples of Target Performance
Sharing examples of past student work can assist students to see how your performance criteria can be put into practice in an actual assignment. Such examples are even more powerful when you highlight particular features that were excellent. In addition to sharing exemplars, it can be helpful to contrast those examples with what you don’t want. You can do this by illustrating common misinterpretations students have shown in the past and explaining why the example didn’t meet the assignment goals.
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