Setting and Using Criteria

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Setting and Using Criteria focuses on tried and true ways for teachers to involve students in their own assessment. The authors outline a four-step process for co-constructing criteria, then show how to use these criteria for assessing learning without grades or other ...

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Overview

Setting and Using Criteria focuses on tried and true ways for teachers to involve students in their own assessment. The authors outline a four-step process for co-constructing criteria, then show how to use these criteria for assessing learning without grades or other evaluative feedback.

This book includes:

Practical ideas

Cross-curricular examples

Ten ways to provide specific feedback

Responses to commonly asked questions

Reproducibles

Setting and Using Criteria is the first book of the three-volume set called Knowing What Counts-a series for teachers who want to help their students learn more by involving them in assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543732
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Series: Knowing What Counts
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,435,581
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

1 Setting Criteria 13

What are criteria, and why do we set them? 13

A four-step process for setting criteria with students 13

Step 1 Brainstorm 14

Step 2 Sort and categorize 17

Step 3 Make and post a T-chart 19

Step 4 Add, revise, refine 20

Scenarios for setting criteria with students 20

Using personal experience 20

Using familiar classroom experiences 24

Using specific examples 26

Starting with standards or outcomes 28

Beginning with students' ideas 30

2 Assessing Student Work in Relation to Criteria 33

What is assessment? 33

Shifting to criteria-based assessment 34

Ten ways to assess without grading student work 36

Met, Not Yet Met 39

Met, Not Yet Met, I Noticed 40

Sample Match 42

Performance Rubric 45

More of, Less of 46

N.B. (Pay Attention) 47

Specific Remarks 49

Using Acronyms 50

The Next Step 53

Key Questions 54

3 Questions and Responses 57

What happens to grades when we use these approaches? 57

How did our record keeping change when we used criteria? 60

Can students use these approaches for self-assessment? 62

What about the students who cannot meet all the criteria? 63

How can I convince my students that they can live without grades? 63

Conclusion 65

Appendix: Reproducibles 67

Bibliography 77

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