ERIC Number: ED481714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Classroom Performance Assessments and Scoring Rubrics - Part I. ERIC Digest.
Moskal, Barbara M.
This Digest draws from the current literature and the author's experience to identify suggestions for developing performance assessments and their accompanying scoring rubrics. This Digest, part 1, addresses writing goals and objectives and developing performance assessments. Before a performance assessment or scoring rubric is written or selected, the teacher should clearly identify the purpose of the activity. The statement of goals should provide a clear focus for instruction and assessment, and both goals and objectives should reflect knowledge and information that is worthwhile for students to learn. The relationship between a goal and the objectives that describe that goal should be apparent, and all important aspects of the goal should be reflected through the objectives. Objectives should describe measurable student outcomes, and then should be used with goals to guide the selection of an appropriate assessment activity. Recommendations are also given for developing performance assessments: (1) the selected performance should reflect a valued activity; (2) the completion of performance assessments should provide a valuable learning experience; (3) the statement of goals and activities should be clearly aligned with the measurable outcomes of the performance activity; (4) the task should not examine extraneous or unintended variables; and (5) performance assessments should be fair and free from bias. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Performance Based Assessment, Scoring Rubrics, Test Construction
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, College Park, MD.