ERIC Number: ED431739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-27
Weaving the Multiple Intelligences into Rubric Design.
This article explains the use of the multiple intelligences theory and rubric design to assess student learning. A rubric is a series of narrative statements describing the levels of quality of a product or a performance. The article discusses how these assessment tools can be used in K-12 classrooms and notes ways to assess quality results by developing teacher-generated rubrics. When middle-school and high-school teachers weave the multiple intelligences into a rubric design, they provide opportunities that can lead to challenging and rewarding means of assessing student performance. For the development of multiple intelligences rubrics, teachers should recognize the defined concerns, the deliberate practices they need to employ, the options for instructional enhancement, and the cyclical dimensions of how instruction, curriculum, and assessment are connected. An example of a rubric on constructing a mathematical mobile in 9th-grade geometry is included to show how this assessment technique, when woven with the different intelligences, can meet varying students' abilities. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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