When assessing students’ work, either written or oral, using rubrics is a good idea. Look here for different suggestions. These can be downloaded and moderated for your personal use. The students can also use these to assess their own work. Questions to ask after each lesson:
- What is the purpose of this lesson?
- Why is this important to learn?
- In what ways are you challenged to think in this lesson
- How will you apply, assess, or communicate what you’ve learned?
- Do you know how good your work is, and how you can improve it?
- Do you feel respected by other students in this class?
- Do you feel respected by the teacher in this class?
Source Tony Wagner.
What are Rubrics?
A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly represents the performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. A rubric divides the assigned work into component parts and provides clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each component, at varying levels of mastery. Rubrics can be used for a wide array of assignments: papers, projects, oral presentations, group projects, etc. Rubrics can be used as scoring or grading guides, to provide formative feedback to support and guide ongoing learning efforts, or both. Source Carnegie Mellon University.
Rubrics you might want to try!
- Oral rubric
- Oral exam rubric
- Oral communication
- Oral group presentation
- Discussion in class
- Research paper
- Test rubric
- Rubric for written paper
- Blog rubric
- Essay rubric
- Report card written by student