Assessment

The following are sample assessment items that can be used as they are or modified as you like. 

We recommend that assessment for this unit include:

bulletPresentation Rubric: Example 1 (As created by our group)
bulletStudent Questionnaire
bulletCreate your own checklist online: http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/testing.php3?idunique=3&max=6&checklist=3
bulletObservation
bulletMultimedia Checklist

 

bulletOnline rubrics adapted from Rubistar (http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php), supported from the 4Teacher web site (http://www.4teachers.org), and is copyrighted from The Advanced Learning Technologies project of the University of Kansas Centre for research on Learning (http://www.altec.org/).:

                               *Presentation Rubric: Example 2

                                *Mini Conference Rubric

                                *Website Rubric (To assess our website) or use the Multimedia Mania 2003 Judges’ Rubric found at              

                                                               http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/mm2002.rubric.htm)

                            

 

Example 1

Presentation Rubric: All About Me Autobiography                             Student Name:________________
  Could be Better Good Excellent
Loud & Clear
bulletvoice
bulletnarration
     
Important Events      
Appropriate timeline of events      
Appropriate Music      
Interesting to Audience (photos, audio, special effects included)      
Comments:

 

 

Example 2:

Teacher Name:    ________________________________________ 

Student Name:     ________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Your Voice

Consistency in presentation; speaking slowly in a conversational style.

Consistency in presentation; speaking in conversational style.

Some consistency in presentation; lapses in conversational style to monologue.

Breaking consistency; monologue style of presentation.

Point of View

Establishes a purpose and maintains a clear focus; strong awareness of audience.

Focuses on a purpose; communicates with an audience.

Some evidence of communicating with an audience for a specific purpose; some lapse in focus.

Limited awareness of audience and/or purpose.

Engagement and Interest Content

Audience is deeply engaged and interested.

Audience is engaged and somewhat interested.

Audience is not as engaged

Audience has little to no engagement or interest.

Pacing

The presentation is excellently paced, and gives time for audience to ‘take in’ the content. 

The presentation is well paced, and gives some time for audience to ‘take in’ the content. 

The presentation is paced, but give gives little time for the audience to ‘take in’ the content. 

The presentation is not paced well enough for the audience to ‘take in’ the content

Music Usage

Music stirs a rich emotional response and is very appropriate and interesting. 

Music stirs an emotional response, and is appropriate and interesting. 

Music is evident.

Inappropriate choice of music.

 

Mini Conference Assessment

Teacher Name:    ________________________________________

Student Name:     ________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Plan for Organizing Information

Students have developed a clear plan for organizing the information as it is gathered and students can independently explain the plan.

Students have developed a plan for organizing the information and all students can independently explain the plan.

Students have developed a plan for organizing the information and students can  explain most of this plan.

Students have no clear plan for organizing the information AND/OR students in the group cannot explain their plan.

Ideas/Research Questions

Students energetically share their creative ideas/plans for interviewing and picture collection.

Students effectively share their creative ideas/plans for interviewing and picture collection. 

Students somewhat share their creative ideas/plans for interviewing and picture collection.

Students share, with considerable adult help, their ideas/plans for their project.

Time managing

Students use their time very well to help complete their work.

Students use their time effectively to help complete their work.

Students use their time to help complete their work.

Students do not use their time well to help complete their work.

Help and Sharing

Students demonstrate excellent help and sharing with other students projects.

Students demonstrate good help and sharing with other students projects.

Students demonstrate help and sharing with other students projects.

Students do not demonstrate help and sharing with other students projects.

 

Multimedia Checklist

Student Name: _____________________ No Yes (Independently) Assisted
     
Scan images      
Download photos      
Take digital photos      
Add audio: voice      
Add audio: music      
Add special effects within Photo Story      
Save      
Retrieve      
Comments:

 

 

Website Design Rubric

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Layout

The Web site has an exceptionally attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. White space, graphic elements and/or alignment are used effectively to organize material.

The Web pages have an attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements.

The Web pages have a usable layout, but may appear busy or boring. It is easy to locate most of the important elements.

The Web pages are cluttered looking or confusing. It is often difficult to locate important elements.

Content

The site has a well-stated clear purpose and theme that is carried out throughout the site.

The site has a clearly stated purpose and theme, but may have one or two elements that do not seem to be related to it.

The purpose and theme of the site is somewhat muddy or vague.

The site lacks a purpose and theme.

Background

Background is exceptionally attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability.

Background is attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability.

Background is consistent across pages and does not detract from readability.

Background detracts from the readability of the site.

Contact Information

Every Web page contains a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Almost all Web pages contain a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Most (75-80%) Web pages contain a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Several Web pages do not contain a statement of authorship, school name, and/or date of publication/date last edited.

Copyright

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for almost all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for most borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Borrowed materials are not properly documented OR material was borrowed without permission from a site that requires permission

Links (content)

All links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Almost all links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Most links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Less than 3/4 of the links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Navigation

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user does not become lost.

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user rarely becomes lost.

Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links seem to be missing. A user sometimes gets lost.

Some links do not take the reader to the sites described. A user typically feels lost.

Content Accuracy

All information provided on the Web site is accurate and all the requirements of the assignment have been met.

Almost all the information provided on the Web site is accurate and all requirements of the assignment have been met.

Almost all of the information provided on the Web site is accurate and almost all of the requirements have been met.

There are several inaccuracies in the content provided OR many of the requirements were not met.

Interest

The author has made an exceptional attempt to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.

The author has tried to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.

The author has put lots of information in the Web site but there is little evidence that the person tried to present the information in an interesting way.

The author has provided only the minimum amount of information and has not transformed the information to make it more interesting to the audience (e.g., has only provided a list of links to the content of others).

Graphics

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are thoughtfully cropped, are of high quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are of good quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, and are of good quality.

Graphics seem randomly chosen, are of low quality, OR distract the reader.

 Student Questionnaire

All About Me                                                                Student Name:_______________

Answer each question with as much information as possible!

1.  Did you enjoy the unit?                     Yes     or        No

     Explain Why or why not?______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

2.  Explain what you liked best about the unit.

 

 

 

 

3.  List three things you’ve learned about yourself or your family.

 

 

 

 

4.  List two skills you can do better now since you’ve completed the unit.

 

 

 

 

5.  Write about two facts or memories you’ve learned about a classmate from their presentation.

 

 

 

 

6.  What was something you would have liked to have learned about in the unit?

 

 

 

 

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