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  1. Student Learning Outcomes- Assessing Student Performance- Checklist, Rating Scales, and Rubrics Brenda Moore, Georgia Perimeter College

  2. From Learning Goals to Outcomes

  3. Providing Authentic Assessments

  4. Simplicity of a Checklist • Usefulness: • Observing Performance • Short presentations • Class/group discussion • On-line Chats • Defining a elements of a simple task/assignment • Tracking student progress overtime • Combination with Rubrics or Rating Scales

  5. Selecting Interview Criteria • Identify Specific Tasks • Interview a friend who of the same gender and similar age, who is sexually active • Explain which contraceptive devices the friend uses and rationale for use • Describe the friends’ sense of responsibility regarding spread of disease and unwanted pregnancies. • Discuss if/how the friend communicates with his/her partner regarding use of contraception.

  6. Interview Checklist (yes/no)

  7. Defining Performance • Presentation is 2-3 minutes in length • Limited use notes/slides as talking points and does not read from aids • Speaks clearly, with appropriate volume • Asks for and answers questions as posed by audience

  8. Checklist (yes/no)

  9. Class/Group/On-line Students can take ownership by assisting with the creation of these criteria Volunteers Includes relevant class concepts Asks questions Shows respect

  10. Advantages Limitations • Ease of use and construction • Close alignment with task • Help you and students identify specific criteria for their tasks and performance. • Do not assess the relative quality of a student's performance

  11. Rating Scales=Added Dimension

  12. Advantages of using rating scales? • Makes grading more consistent and fair • Saves time in the grading process • Define student strengths/weaknesses and level of understanding • Clearly communicates to students expectations and criteria for grading

  13. Rating Scales Inclusions: Usefulness Provide judgment about quality and or qualifiers Using a scale of 1-10 makes the scoring easier and is in keeping with common notions about better performance and higher scores. • Clear expectations regarding outcomes, and objectives • Identify what that will be graded • For each factor construct a 1-10 point scale

  14. Student Presentation – Expectations/Criteria for Grading • 5-10 Slides • Select one of the nutritional topics (Healthy Weight, Healthy Eating Plate, Staying Active Preventing Diabetes, What Should I Eat, or Salt and Sodium) highlighted on the Harvard Nutrition Website. • Presentation should be: factual, creative, innovative, appropriate for college audience • Focus on quick messages and visual appeal

  15. Student Presentation – Six Slides

  16. Quick Message/Visual Appeal

  17. Factual/Creative/Appealing

  18. Consistent Images with Factual Messages is an innovative approach

  19. Last Message has visual appeal

  20. References Provided

  21. Participation in Discussion • How often does the student participate in class discussion? • How often does student’s input and participation add dimension and value to class discussion?

  22. Student Report • Organization:

  23. Assessment Rubrics Focus on meeting defined objectives Use range to rate performance Contain specific characteristics defining levels of achievement

  24. Rubrics - Types • Holistic – quick look at body of work (first impression) • Analytic – specific multidimensional feedback • General – used for a variety of situations • Task specific – one use

  25. Why Rubrics? Enhance Teaching/ Learning Advantages Clear expectations – improved performance Students assess their own work Creates Clarity Saves time Feedback for teachers and students

  26. Why Rubrics: Checklist

  27. Creating Rubrics

  28. Assignment:Create Contraceptive Advertisement • Inclusions - Criteria • 3-4 minute presentation (sales pitch) • Defined audience for advertising (teen, young married couple, parent helping child with options, Couple with family in place) • Use creative language, pictures, strategies • Benefits/strengths of product highlighted and disclaimer mentioned • References (2-3) included in presentation.

  29. Marketing/Sales Pitch ( ) grade

  30. Specific and Fun

  31. Tips for Use • Include a space for your grade on the rubric • Give a copy to students in advance • Require students to attach rubric to their completed assignment • Highlight achieved level for each criteria • Make comments on the rubric

  32. Outcomes That Matter • Greater student retention • Greater student engagement and enthusiasm • Greater student cooperation • Greater utilization of critical thinking skills a much needed area of improvement • Greater recognition of student understanding and need for content clarification

  33. Summary • Rubrics Checklist • Rating Scales • All have a place in authentic assessments of student learning • Can be modified and/or created to assess a variety of student performances • Clearly answer the student question(s) • What am I suppose to do? • How am I suppose to do it? • How will I be graded?