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Success criteria and rubrics. This Professional Learning module explains the role played by success criteria (criteria for assessment) and explores rubrics as one example of success criteria.

Success criteria and rubrics

The learning intention of a lesson or series of lessons tells students what they should know, understand and be able to do, and the success criteria help teachers to decide whether their students have in fact achieved the learning intention. Importantly, the success criteria also answer the same question from the point of view of the student:

10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use. Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey.

10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

Inefficient. Slow. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students.Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe).Students turn it in the next day.Teacher grades and provides comments that night (if not completely swamped with other work)Teacher returns assignment the next day with feedback. Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Assessing Creativity. Guide to Scoring Rubrics. Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right - InformED.

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Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback. Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One. Rubric Nonexample. Rubric_ nonexample. Performance-Based Assessment: Reviewing the Basics. Recently, I attended a workshop on performance-based assessments.

Performance-Based Assessment: Reviewing the Basics

I walked into the workshop a complete skeptic thinking this was just another education fad, but by the end of the first day, I was hooked! I was eager to work with teachers on creating performance-based assessments, but I did a little research first. Here is what I found. Performance-based assessments have recently experienced a reemergence in education literature and curricula.

In the 1990s, performance-based assessments became a valid alternative to traditional multiple-choice tests. Flubaroo Overview. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.

Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Blooms Taxonomy Flip Chart for Student Use. Objectives Builder - TeachOnline. Writing Rubrics. Guide Instruction Through Common Formative Assessments. Assessment and Rubrics. A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Assessment and Rubrics

Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Twitter. Formative Assessment Strategies. Formative Assessment Tools. Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Nine.

So far we’ve touched on eight formative assessment ideas that can help teachers elicit evidence of student learning in the here and now.

Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Nine

This barometer can be vital to making needed adjustments in teaching plans to improve student learning for all in the classroom. Formative Assessment. Informative Assessment:The Best Value in Formative Assessment. December 2007/January 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 4 Informative Assessment Pages 14-19 Recently a school leader asked us to provide an example of a good test item on a formative assessment and then show how that item would be different when used on a summative test.

He wanted to explain to his staff the difference between formative and summative assessment. His end goal was for teachers to develop assessments to measure how well students were mastering the content standards that would appear on the state accountability test before the test was given in the spring. His question reflects the confusion many educators have about formative and summative assessment. Expanded Writing Rubrics. Expanded Writing Rubrics Grade 3. Infographics as Assessment. Power of Specific Feedback. Beyind the Bubble. Math Benchmark Tracking. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions. Sharebar This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions

It’s not as exciting as discussing 3D virtual learning environments, but it might be just as important. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items. The rules covered here make tests more accurate, so the questions are interpreted as intended and the answer options are clear and without hints. Just in case you’re not familiar with multiple choice terminology, it’s explained in the visual below. Here are the ten rules. MasteryConnect. Rubrics from Reading&Writing Project. The Project has compiled the following assessment materials, which we use in our professional development services.

Rubrics from Reading&Writing Project

Please free feel to download, distribute and use most of the assessment materials in your work. However, you will note that the Spelling Assessments require that you log in to your account in order to access these materials. The authors have approved access to this assessment tool only for schools that are receiving professional development services from our staff.

Please send comments or questions to Kickboard: data driven instruction. The Test Generator. Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports.

The Test Generator