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To rubric or not to rubric?

Hello colleagues, Have you ever heard it said about assessment that we teachers need to "make the evaluation criteria visible"?  This concept resonates with me as I think about the many experiences I've had in school when I was left wondering how a project or a writing assignment would be graded by a particular teacher. Very often I had no idea.

Making the evaluation criteria visible before students complete an assignment is usually very helpful. A useful tool that can help us to do that is a rubric.

Student Ownership of Assessment: Key #5

Hello colleagues, We've been highlighting Stanford University researcher and writer Linda Darling-Hammond's comments on 5 keys to comprehensive assessment in this video.

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein to Present June 9!

Hello friends,

 Mark your calendar for this special LINCS webinar on Monday, June 9 from 4:00-5:00 PM EDT! You won't want to miss this!

Which assessment tool do you use more often?

Hello colleagues, I am looking forward to the webinar with noted author Jayme Adelson-Goldstein to be held on June 9 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EDT on using rubrics and checklists in teaching. In preparation for our webinar, I thought it would be interesting to gather some polling data about rubrics and checklists. Thanks for your participation in the poll!

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Assessment CoP

How have you ...?

Hello colleagues, I am convinced of the importance of making assessment criteria visible to students. How have you done so in your classroom?

Why use rubrics?

Hello colleagues, We have touched on the topic of rubrics in our community before. Jayme Adelson-Goldstein shared with me the following link to  Mia MacMeekin's blog that offers some compelling ideas for why teachers should use rubrics. Among the nine ideas presented are that rubrics improve teaching, improve assessment,  improve the clarity of expectations and improve learning outcomes. Pretty significant claims! Do you agree?  The blogger also outlines how to use rubrics effectively.

"Instructional" Rubrics

Hello Colleagues, How have you used rubrics in your teaching? Have your students found these tools helpful? Have you ever engaged students in helping to create a rubric? If so, how did that go for you?

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