Rubrics for Web Lessons Introduction How often have you attempted to grade your students' work only to find that the assessment criteria were vague and the performance behavior was overly subjective? Would you be able to justify the assessment or grade if you had to defend it? The Rubric is an authentic assessment tool which is particularly useful in assessing criteria which are complex and subjective. Authentic assessment is geared toward assessment methods which correspond as closely as possible to real world experience. The rubric is one authentic assessment tool which is designed to simulate real life activity where students are engaged in solving real-life problems. The advantages of using rubrics in assessment are that they: Rubrics can be created in a variety of forms and levels of complexity, however, they all contain common features which: In this module you will create your own rubric for assessing student performance regarding a given objective. Resources Look at the following examples of rubrics:
Rubrics for Assessment Online Professional Development - UW Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University Learn more about our Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree 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. 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. Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics Online Discussion Board RubricAssessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics A+ PowerPoint Rubric Joan Vandervelde's rubric provides 10 performance categories
Assessing creativity with critical thinking The other day as I showed one of the new Common Core ELA aligned presentation rubrics soon to be published by the Buck Institute for Education (it'll be in the FreeBIEs section) to a few colleagues I noticed a somewhat strong reaction to the word "creativity" being included in one of the sections. To be clear, this rubric is meant to assess a demonstration in project based learning that falls in the category of communication but the word creative shows up in the above standard "presentation aids" section. While the list of potential 21st Century Skills developed by various groups and organizations can be overwhelming many like to focus on the four C's (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity). While I have argued for inclusion of compassion in a previous blog entry I think it's worth exploring the intersection of critical thinking and creativity and consider merging them for assessment purposes.
Developing Literacy in Science | ifitsgreenitsbiology So, first day of the summer holiday and I’m in a conference suite above a museum on a training course. I’m a sucker for this sort of thing and anyway it’s about something that I think can help my students; Enhancing Literacy Skills in Science. This is an area I think can always be developed in my teaching and something that I have found a particular challenge this year, as I feel that the level of general literacy of my students has not been great and I haven’t been able to use the methods I usually employ which have worked in other parts of the country as effectively as I wanted. Literacy also got a few mentions in the recent Ofsted report of my college where it was noted: “In too many lessons teachers do not challenge students sufficiently to provide fuller answers, justify their ideas and use appropriate subject terminology. Here are my notes and thoughts from the course which I am writing up to consolidate and figure out what I want to do next year. Developing Talk Face to Face Lists
Rubrics to the Rescue By Melissa D. Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. You will be able to create and start using rubrics for student assessment within an hour. What Are RubricsWhy Use Rubrics?Rubric Pro and ConImportant Characteristics of RubricsInvolving Students in Creating RubricsReady Made RubricsCreate Your Own Rubrics Using Online ToolsExamples of Classroom Projects That Use RubricsSources for Rubrics to the Rescue iNet educator conference Associate Professor Jim Davies Australian Science and Mathematics School Adelaide, South Australia, Australia The Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) was initiated with a desire to work at, and stay at the forefront of educational thinking and development. The school exists and continues to shape itself around multiple purposes and intents. The ASMS established itself within an intellectual and social community (ASMS 2003) and maintains an aspiration to honour its students as individuals. At the ASMS, personalised learning is essentially focused on ensuring that every student optimises their personal achievement. Learning at the ASMS has been shaped as an adaptation of Yoram Harpaz’s model of a ‘Community of Thinking’. The question, (Costa and Kallick 2004) provides an important context for the direction taken at the school. Multiple assessment strategies are required as part of the process of transforming the way student learning and achievement are defined and measured.
Evaluación Escolar National Math and Science Initiative Matriz de Valoración (Rúbricas - Rubrics en inglés) ¿QUÉ SON LAS RÚBRICAS? Una Matriz de Valoración (Rúbrica – Rubric, en inglés ) es un instrumento que facilita la evaluación del desempeño de los estudiantes, especialmente, en temas complejos, imprecisos o subjetivos. Este instrumento podría describirse como una matriz de criterios específicos que permiten asignar u otorgar un valor (valorar), basándose en una escala de niveles de desempeño y un listado de aspectos que evidencian el aprendizaje, los conocimientos y/o las competencias alcanzadas por el estudiante en un tema particular. Le invitamos a conocer el esquema básico de una Rubrica y algunos ejemplos de Rúbricas. Esquema de una Rúbrica De acuerdo con la definición antes expuesta, una Matriz de Valoración o Rúbrica sirve para establecer o consultar cómo va el proceso de aprendizaje del estudiante. Promueve expectativas sanas, pues clarifica cuáles son los desempeños que los estudiantes deben alcanzar. Partes básicas de una Rúbrica Analítica Fase 1: Reflexionar. Rubistar
Glogster as an assessment tool Posted by José Picardo on August 24, 2012 It was a tremendous privilege to invited to present earlier this month at the Social Media Workshop 2012 organised by San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center. My session was titled Glogster for the Language Classroom and the following notes are derived from it. What is Glogster? Glogster is an internet tool that allows users to create and share interactive posters composed of text, graphics, sound and videos, as in the example above. Why use Glogster? Tools such as Glogster dovetail effortlessly with our students’ digital lifestyle. The ability to create products – tangible outcomes – that they can share with pride, using tools with which they are familiar, is undoubtedly a motivating factor for most students. Whenever students achieve poorly in their exercise books, we don’t blame the exercise books and decide to stop using them. Why use Glogster? On to assessment then José Picardo
¡Horror! ¡Me evalúa un Robot! ¡Horror! ¡Me evalúa un Robot! Ainhoa Ezeiza @Ainhoaeus Profesora investigadora en la Universidad del País Vasco ¿Te imaginas que las redacciones que preparas para las clases de lenguas te las corrigiera un robot? ¿Utopía o distopía? El campo de la enseñanza de lenguas es un terreno de gran experimentación en el uso de tecnología. Como referencia inicial, en 1935 se comenzó a utilizar el sistema IBM Model 805 Test Scoring Machine , un sistema que ya entonces puntuaba cuestionarios diez veces más rápido que los humanos (Chapelle y Douglas, 2006). A partir de los años 60 se desarrolló la idea de los laboratorios de idiomas y a partir de ahí hasta los años 80 se expandieron con gran fuerza. Pero claro, era muy evidente que por muy bien que respondieran los cuestionarios, los estudiantes no eran capaces de hablar ni escribir en esa lengua. Podéis imaginar que muchos docentes de muchos lugares del mundo sentían esa misma desazón, ese mismo hastío… mal de muchos negocio de algunos. Citar como:
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