How Do We Measure What Really Counts In The Classroom? | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

September 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

How Do We Measure What Really Counts In The Classroom? | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680584/how-do-we-measure-what-really-counts-in-the-classroom

“An art history teacher and a prof teaching geographical information systems were both beta-testing it to grade essay and short answer exams to hundreds of students. eRubric allowed them to assess everything from the accuracy of the specific content on individual answers to logical thinking, verbal expression, imaginative thinking-outside-the-box application of the material–in other words: originality. In a different kind of assignment, the professors might have added categories for collaborative work, or the ability to take an idea from beginning to conclusion of a project–the kinds of skills good teachers discover but rarely have a chance to test, measure, or provide any good feedback on, especially if there are 90 or 400 students in a course. The eRubric allows anyone evaluating others the ability to customize the categories to be evaluated, to weight the individual categories differently on different assignments, and could be used in informal or formal education, from kindergarten through college and beyond, and with applications for any Human Resources department at any corporation too.”

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