rubrics and performance assessment
- "A rubric is an assessment tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work or what counts (for example, purpose, organization, details, voice, and mechanics often are what count in a written essay) and articulates gradations of quality for each criterion, from excellent to poor (Goodrich 1997; Popham 1997)" (Andrade, 2005).
- When assessing the performance of a student, many factors can affect the validity of the teacher's assessment including: prejudgments, prejudices, selective perception, providing clues, and confusing effort with quality.
Examples of Rubrics.
A rubric for core french oral presentations from http://teachers.sd43.bc.ca/:
Rubrics for written French, spoken French and French comprehension from www.education.alberta.ca:
- PLO-French Core: "Communicate Likes, Dislikes, Wants, And Needs"
- PLO-Socials: "Describe how different forms of artistic expression reflect the society in which they are produced"
Apply Backward Design:
1. State Objectives.
2. Identify Evidence.
3. Identify Assessment Experiences that Will Allow You to Gather the Evidence.
4. Create Rubrics.