Fairfax County Public Schools > PALS > Performance Assessment for Language Students > Rubrics is an excellent resource featuring generic analytic and holistic scales for the interpersonal and presentational modes. The site features analytic and holistic rubrics for higher level interactive tasks. Rubrics for writing tasks for fluent Spanish speakers are also included. Explanation of rubrics and rater training information accompanies the scales.
Assessment Portfolios: Including English Language Learners in Large-Scale Assessments article features an explanation of portfolio assessment, steps to developing a portfolio and the challenges and benefits of the use of portfolios, in addition to the use of portfolios for English language learners.
Illinois State Board of Education website resources related to Foreign Language Assessment include descriptors and classroom assessments as resources to help teachers determine local performance expectations for the Illinois Learning Standards at each grade level and rated Samples of student work. Sample Foreign Language Classroom Assessments aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards include rating scales and rubrics. A Teacher’s Guide for Classroom assessments for the Illinois Learning Standards provides useful information on developing classroom-based assessments.
University of Wisconsin- Stout School of Education provides Rubrics for Assessment. The site features quick links to a variety of rubrics including rubrics for cooperative learning, technology-based projects ane elementary rubrics.
Foreign Language Edcucators of New Jersey (FLENJ) Consortium for Assessing Performance Standards features rubrics that were created by the CAPS project. The rubrics are based on the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners. The criteria listed in each rubric come directly from the Guidelines and include novice, intermediate and pre-advanced rubrics for interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational speaking and writing tasks.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston Assessment Rubrics. Although the Holt, Rinehart and Winston rubrics are designed for Social Studies, the documents will suit a great deal of FL projects, assignments and activities (especially for teaching culture). The site contains 43 sets of straightforward rubrics for evaluating student performance on nearly every classroom assignment and project imaginable. For example, the rubrics for writing assignments include: "Writing to Describe," "Writing to Inform," and "Writing to Persuade." These free forms are in PDF form, so you can just print them out and use them.
Pearson Educational Development Overview Group. Authentic Assessment at teachervison.com – Features a five-part series, Creating Rubrics. The series explores the design, revision, and implementation of rubrics. Sections include:
- The Advantages of Rubrics
- Create an Original Rubric – a step-by-step process for making rubrics
- Analytic vs. Holistic Rubrics – description and discussion of the advantages of each type
- How to Weight Rubrics – a demonstration of how different weights can be applied to criteria, and
- Student-Generated Rubrics – a description of student input in creating a rubric for an integrated science, math, reading, and writing project.
Performance Assessment Links in Science > PALS Guide. Features a section on rubrics and scoring that provides background description and criteria essential to a good rubric. Links to a Glossary of assessment terms and instructions for Tasks and Design are useful for the development of all performance assessment tasks. The General Resources link to a bibliography provides useful resources on performance assessment. Rubrics and Scoring section provides resources on rubric development.
Prince George’s County Public Schools. Developing Performance Assessment Tasks describes the characteristics of effective performance assessment tasks and how they are scored.
Rubric Builder – an online tool to help teachers create rubrics. Developed by teachers for teachers, the site allows teachers to create four levels of achievement or performance. There is a free demo available and a small annual charge to use the full version. The site also features a mini tutorial on rubrics.
RubiStar –Free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics. Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. Registration and use of the tolli is free.
Teach-nology's Rubric Generator – Create rubrics online; samples need to be modified for foreign language.
Ainsworth, L. & Christinson, J. (1998). Student generated rubrics: An assessment model to help all students succeed. Assessment Bookshelf Series. Orangeburg, NY: Dale Seymour Publications.
Arter, J. & McTighe, J. (2001). Scoring rubrics in the classroom: Using performance criteria for assessing and improving student performance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Blaz, D. (2001). A collection of performance tasks and rubics: Foreign languages. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Mertler, C. (2001). Designing scoring rubrics for your classroom. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(25).
Messick, S. (1994). The interplay of evidence and consequences in the validation of performance assessments. Educational Researcher 23(2), 13-23.
Moskal, B. (2003). Recommendations for developing classroom performance assessments and scoring rubrics. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 8(14).
Moskal, B. (2000). Scoring rubrics: What, when and how? Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(3).
Moskal, B. and J. Leydens. (2000). Scoring rubric development: Validity and reliability. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(10).
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