ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 501 – Introduction to Assessment Using Rubrics

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

You’ve got a great idea for a project-based learning unit, but how will you assess students knowledge of content and their practice of the 4Cs? In this session, analyze and critique example rubrics to determine what makes a good one.


Other Take-Aways After Discussion

  • The Popham article points to “three essential features: evaluative criteria, quality definitions, and a scoring strategy”.  These three features were used to evaluate the example rubrics.  These were not so far off from the Rubric for Rubrics that I found on the Web, which is based off of Creating and Recognizing Rubrics, published by Pearson.
  • Inter-rater reliability still takes time and patience with other colleagues, even when you have a quality rubric.  There is still room for interpretation.
  • Save yourself time by making rubrics that assess skills, regardless of task…you’ll be able to re-use the same rubric for activities with different topics or contexts.
  • There is a difference between a checklist and a rubric.  Checklists may be better suited for content; rubrics are better suited for skills assessment.
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