Friday, June 6, 2014

Summative Assessment - Gifted Education Language Arts Enhancement

Project Description:
The goal of this project was to design a framework for the delivery of an online language arts program for advanced learners.  The PowerPoint describes the features and benefits of personalized learning, provides samples of project-based learning with common assessments and demonstrates how this model will prepare students for the next generation of learning. 
Authenticity of Assessment:
A rubric is an authentic assessment because it creates a focus on instruction and learning.  It improves clarity of the feedback provided to students.  A rubric also gives students clear instruction about the teacher's expectation for the assignment.  Students are able to use the rubric to assess their own work...they can have a better idea about whether they are meeting expectations before they submit their work for evaluation.  Lastly, rubrics engage students in the learning process.
Personal Reflection:
I started the class with an understanding of how a rubric could be used in a variety of ways but I was less familiar with the different types of rubrics and how to construct a quality rubric.  I learned how to determine the elements or criteria that will be used to evaluate the work, to identify the difference between good work and weaker work and describe the procedures used for making judgments or assigning scores.  I also learned how to write clear descriptions of the types of work that will be assigned in each category or level of achievement.    
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