Sunday, April 24, 2016

Assessment and rubrics

Hi everybody, 

One of the most difficult things for a teacher is to assess his/her students. It is not easy to decide when a task is fairly complete. For this reason, it is essential to create a rubric in order to clarify how to assess everything we ask to our students to do and also to make this process easy for them and for us as teachers. 

Here is the rubric I have created to assess any kind of eproject:




I have been looking on the net for different tools to create this rubric and finally I decided to pick Quickrubric. I have chosen this webtool because it is easy to use and let you create a rubric even if you decide not to sign up. Obviously, if you want to save your rubric you need to have an account. 

The webtool is free and it is easy to use. First of all, you decide the maximum and minimum score to evaluate the eproject. To make the score balanced you have to take into account how many topics are you going to evaluate and how many levels of grading are you going to set. In my rubric, I have decided to set eight topic and three different levels of grading.

The levels of grading are: Beginning (1 point), Emerging (2 points) and Proficient (3 points). As a result, the maximum score a student could achieve would be 24 and a minimum of eight points. I have decided not to set 0 as the lowest mark because it could be demotivating for the students. 
Edit your rubric with this webtool is really easy. You can add or delete rows and columns easily as well as change their positions. 

Finally, this web tool let you copy the rubric and save it in your account, print it and share it. However, there is no option to generate and embed code to share it. You are just able to share it copying the URL of the rubric.

In spite of this last fact, I truly believe that Quickrubric is a perfect tool in order to create a template to assess your students work or your own work. Now you can create your own rubric!


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