Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rubrics

During our professional development early release last month, there was a lot of talk about rubrics.  Teams looked at shared rubrics, discussed what had work and what was frustrating and then also looked at some student work. Below are some resources that summarize some of the rubric tools implemented as well as the underlying concepts behind these rubrics. If you have others to share, please do!

Rubrics and Authentic Assessment - This site offers an explanation and comparison between analytic and holistic rubrics.

Designing Rubrics for Your Classroom - This article is older, 2001, but it offers a discussion of some of the team's challenges discussed last month. One are is the idea of how time consuming some rubrics can be. It also talks about why you might want to choose one type of rubric over another.

Marzano's Framework of Learning Goals and Scales - The PowerPoint linked here makes a point to tie the learning objective of the lesson and the assignment to the scale or rubric. All of the examples only provide holistic rubrics but provide clear examples.



Moving teaching to thinking in Math

good-brawls-and-honoring-kids-dissatisfactionLong but good discussion about the truly perplexing, at least to me, elements of math that I think get glossed over sometimes for the sake of they concept or the formula being taught. This is worth a read.