1st Edition

Using Rubrics for Performance-Based Assessment
A Practical Guide to Evaluating Student Work

ISBN 9781618218674
Published May 30, 2019 by Routledge
162 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Writing a rubric that can accurately evaluate student work can be tricky. Rather than a single right or wrong answer, rubrics leave room for interpretation and thus subjectivity. How does a teacher who wants to use performance-based assessment in this day and age of educational data and SMART goals find a way to reliably assess student work? The solution is to write clear rubrics that allow the evaluator to objectively assess student work. This book will show classroom teachers not only how to create their own objective rubrics, which can be used to evaluate performance assessments, but also how to develop rubrics that measure hard-to-assess skills, such as leadership and grit, and how to empower their own students to create rubrics that are tailored to their work.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Unintended Consequences of SMART Goals Chapter 1 What Is a Rubric? Chapter 2 The Advantages of Rubrics Chapter 3 Types of Rubrics Chapter 4 Creating Reliable and Valid Assessments Chapter 5 How to Write a Rubric Chapter 6 Assessing Rubrics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Chapter 7 Empowering Students to Write Their Own Rubrics Chapter 8 How to Grade Using Your Rubrics Chapter 9 Developing Rubrics for “Unmeasurable” Skills Conclusion: Evaluating This Book References About the Author

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Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.