How well does your final match up with your standards and particularly those standards which you identified as being critical for the course?
A colleague shared with me a course final which focuses on a topic not mentioned in the course proficiencies (standards). Since it was her first time in teaching the course, she had not studied the final. When she did, she wondered where it came from. She went back through the course proficiencies again and still could not find the topic. Then she went to the textbook and searched it for the topic; it was not there. Someone had decided that the final had to be a certain topic which was neither in the standards nor the textbook.
How well does your final match up with the specified standards and the high level of thinking in those standards? Does your final measure all the standards and all of their parts? Does it measure some of the standards and even just some of those learning goals?