Here is where things start to get interesting, especially if you are working with other teachers. For each class you teach, you will need to make a list of objectives. I made a list this past year for algebra 1 and algebra 2 that I have linked here. I already have plans to make changes to both of these lists. I will post those updated lists when they are complete as well as a geometry list.

To make your list, you can simply use your current pacing
guide and determine what you feel to be the most important topics in the
course. I typically had 2-3 objectives
per section. It would be worth your time
to check this list against your states eligible content to be sure that you are
not missing anything. I teach on a year
round traditional schedule where I meet with my students for 50 minutes each
day. The algebra 1 course had 110
objectives and I felt that the pacing was perfect. The algebra 2 course had 153 objectives and
it was too much. I plan on eliminating
many of the beginning objectives that are review from algebra 1 and 8th grade
math to make the list more manageable.

I mentioned once before that I worked with one other teacher
in my building. We wrote our lists
separately and then compared. They were
very similar and we both adjusted out lists to be more like each others. We ended up using lists that were slightly
different because we had slightly different opinions on the importance of some
content.

If you are being to asked to implement a strictly SBG system
and would not be allowed to have a traditional grade category for complex
tasks, you may want to consider using the 8 mathematical practices as objectives. That was the only way that I could think of
to include non-routine problems as part of the assessments for students in a
true SBG system.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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