Continuous Improvement

Reflection


1. Identify rubric types

Matching exercise: Match definitions to rubric types. (Matching game)

2. Improve a rubric

Matching exercise: Identify the potential problems in a rubric. (Matching game)

3. Practice rating performance tasks

Market a Movie (Spanish) - Use a rubric to evaluate student work.

Write a New Ending (French) - Use a holistic and a multitrait rubric to evaluate student work and compare the feedback that each rubric provides to students.

Fables through Comics (French) - Use a holistic rubric to evaluate student work.

Fables through Comics (German) - Use a holistic rubric to evaluate student work.

4. Identify key criteria

  • Select an assessment task you will use or have used in class. Identify the key criteria to evaluate. Create or revise an appropriate rubric.
  • The list below includes common tasks used for assessment. Select one you would like to use and identify the key criteria to evaluate.

Some activities for oral performance assessments

Some activities for written performance assessments

anecdote
ballad/rap/song
book report
campaign speech
choral reading/speech
debate
demonstration
dialogue
discussion
documentary
dramatization
explanation
fairy tale
free verse
interview
jingle/ad campaign
joke
lecture
lesson
mock interview
monologue
narration
newscast
recipe
riddle
role-play
seminar
skit
weather report

advertisement
biography
book report
booklet/brochure
business letter
cartoon
celebrity profile
checklist
comic book
commercial script
comparison
creative writing
critique
description
dialogue
diary/journal
e-mail message
editorial essay
fairy tale/myth
glossary
guidebook
handbook
handout
headline
interview script
job description
joke
journal
lesson plan
letter
list
log

lyrics
magazine/news article
metaphor
movie review
newsletter
new story ending
notes
observation sheet
outline
pamphlet
parody
petition
play
poem
poster
prediction
puppet show
questionnaire
quiz
recipe
report
review
riddle
script
short story
slogan
story problem
survey
telegram
travel log
yearbook entry

Blaz, Deborah. (2001). A collection of performance tasks and rubrics: Foreign languages. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.

5. Revise tasks and rubrics

  • Select an assessment task you evaluated with a rubric. Consider what worked and what didn't work. Did the task elicit a significant sample from the students? Were all of the evaluation criteria appropriate? Did performance descriptors fit with students' level and were they easy to apply? Identify changes you would make before using this assessment again.
  • Apply "Aunt Olive's rubric on rubrics" by Ned Miller to a rubric you created.

 

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