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Today's Tip
How to Come Up With the Condition Statement Within a Learning Objective: What Condition is Your Condition In?

Learning objectives have three parts: an action verb, a condition statement and a standard of performance. A simple way to think of the condition statement for a learning objective is to ask yourself what will be provided to the learner at testing time (but not the test itself).

Examples might include

  • a case study scenario
  • a list of choices
  • a set of problems
  • tools
  • a job aid or reference material
  • a simulated situation.

Non examples include:

  • a test (which is simply a method of measurement),
  • your presentation (which is simply the input part of a lesson),
  • an instructional module (which is simply the material used to manage the lesson).

If you want the person to perform something simply from memory and there are no items to be provided to the learner, you can either say that the condition is (from memory) or omit a condition statement if nothing is really provided to the learner.

Here is a FREE job aid of examples for types of conditions and standards of performance.

P.S. The checklist is in Adobe's PDF format. If you don't already have a PDF reader on your computer, you can download a free Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Regards, Darryl

Article © 2005 Darryl L. Sink & Associates, Inc.

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