ERIC Number: ED430993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Practicing What We Teach: Assessing Pre-Service Teachers' Performance Using Scoring Guides.
Morrell, Patricia D.; Ackley, Blaine C.
A common method used by states, school districts, teachers, parents, and students to assess learning is through use of a scoring guide or rubric. Instructors in a teacher education setting describe their use of rubrics with preservice teachers in the expectation that these teacher candidates would eventually be using rubrics themselves and could benefit from their use as students. Instructors in the School of Education developed a scoring guide for sections of the same course, and others developed scoring guides for a class project, a review of articles on a subject, and a student-prepared lesson plan. The overall feeling of both faculty members and students is that scoring guides are a useful assessment tool that is helpful in teaching students about authentic assessment. Students become more comfortable with scoring guides and teachers find that using rubrics improves teaching. Appendixes contain the scoring outline for a class project, the guide for scoring article reviews, and a lesson plan scoring guide. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).