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Backwards Planning Tips for Teachers

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What is backwards planning?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a step in backwards planning?

2. What should you know before you begin to write or design an assessment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Backwards planning for teachers begins with researching the state standards. Use this worksheet and quiz to review this and all the other steps involved in backwards planning. The quiz will assess your comprehension of each step in detail.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Define backwards planning
  • List steps in backwards planning
  • Identify information needed before writing an assessment
  • Explain actions taken when a student is struggling with a skill
  • List benefits of knowing what skills students need to meet and creating an assessment before forming lessons

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on backwards planning tips
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main steps in backwards planning, such as researching state standards and creating assessments to evaluate student progress
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of backwards planning

Additional Learning

To learn more tips on backwards planning for teachers, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define backwards planning
  • Understand purpose of backwards planning
  • List steps involved in backwards planning
  • Look at a sample math lesson being taken through the process
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