ERIC Number: ED265605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Methods to Practicum Grading.
The grading system for technical practicums in theatre at California State University, San Bernandino uses an evaluation form completed by each student's practicum supervisor. The evaluation form gives concrete evidence that there are viable criteria for grading practicums, and also helps if a student wishes to challenge his or her grade. Usually upon seeing the completed form and receiving verbal explanation of it, the student realizes that care was taken in determining the grade. The evaluation form has ten-point scales in the areas of (1) initiative, (2) attitude toward work and willingness to learn, (3) attitude toward co-workers and supervisor, (4) growth based on ability and potential, (5) responsibility for completing the work assigned, (6) dependability, and (7) overall. Number of hours completed and whether the student attended striking of a stage set are also considered. The 10-point scale translates to a letter-grade scale, ranging from A through D with pluses and minuses. Making this grading policy effective requires consistency. Students may also fill out the evaluation form themselves. This form can be modified for grading Acting Practicums, if they are optional or required only for majors. (A copy of the evaluation form is included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 4-7, 1985).