DI/Tech PD for December 10 & December 17 Big Idea: Assessment of differentiated activities using technology tools Objective(s): By the end of session II, participants will create a rubric to evaluate the tic tac toe or cube that was completed for this session.
Overview of Rubrics Rubrics are a type of specific directions or guidelines for student work. They identify criteria that serve as indicators to students as to what is most important in a project or performance. Most complex rubrics also contain some type of rating scale so that various levels of student performance can be indicated.
Why use rubrics?: * Rubrics help us evaluate all types of products and performances more fairly. * Rubrics cause us to be more precise. * With rubrics, students and teachers understand exactly how student work is evaluated. * The criteria are not a secret. * Being clear gives students an understanding of the meaning behind their grade. * Many students are encouraged to explore topics in more depth based on feedback from rubrics, especially when these are used as formative assessments.
Components of a complex rubric: * focuses on standards and learning outcomes * contains a scale of possible points or categories to be assigned for varying degrees of mastery or quality * states different traits or criteria used to evaluate the product or performance * provides pointers or descriptors for assessing each of the criteria
Rubric tips: ~ limit levels to 4 or 5 (these are the ratings) It is recommended to use a scale with 5 levels. Level 4 indicates grade level mastery and Level 5 is an extension. The levels below 4 may be used to indicate below grade level work. Level 5 will likely be used with high ability students. Each subsequent level means further progression. Level 1 usually means simply the student turned something in to the teacher.
Example: Level 1- product/performance was attempted Level 2- product/performance needs more work, additional elements Level 3- product/performance needs minor corrections Level 4- product/performance is complete and done well Level 5- product is above and beyond the requirements and expectations for this product/performance
~ number of criteria should be no more than 4 or 5 The more levels and criteria the more cumbersome the rubric becomes. It should be user friendly.
Rubric Creation Tools: suggested apps~ Assessmate $3.99 Rubrics $.99 iRubric (Free) Grade with Ease ($4.99 includes app add-on for up to 10 classes) Others???????? Free??????????