Standard II.4: Instructions to students on how to meet the learning objectives are adequate and easy to understand.

  1. Use of an alignment table can be useful to illustrate this to students. In the example below (see Examples below), the learning objective/outcome is stated along with how it will be assessed. If your department, school/college, university or accrediting organization requires specific objectives/outcomes--NCATE, for example--those would be placed in the "Standards/Code" section.
  2. Instructions to students can take various forms (e.g. narratives, bulleted lists, charts) and may appear at different levels within the course, such as module-based or weekly assignment sheets. Instructions should be clear and complete.
  3. Information should indicate which learning activities, resources, assignments, and assessments support the learning objectives (see Examples below).
Learning Objectives/Outcomes Standards/Code Assessment
The student will identify the three different ways rocks are formed by learning methods and characteristics of each type: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary Department of Geology: 24-1-2a
  1. Multiple Choice Identification Quizzes
  2. Hands-on Fieldwork
  3. Labs