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Backward Mapping

Backward Mapping requires teachers to start with the end goal in mind and then work backward to develop meaningful assessment and learning plans to improve student achievement.

Before each five weekly cycle, teachers conduct a pre-assessment task. They mark this assessment using the relevant rubric and discuss the results as a stage team. Teachers then plot the results on a data spreadsheet. This spreadsheet shows the common trends across each stage and class. Teachers use the data from the pre-assessment to look at where their students are at and where to next.

Teachers then use the following backward mapping template to plan their five weekly teaching cycle. This template is an overview of what teachers want their students to achieve at the end of the cycle. This template is used when programming quality teaching and learning episodes that target the individual needs of students within each class.

Each template is colour coded to match syllabus documentation.