If you are looking for a repository of formative assessment information, this is the place for you! The West Virginia Department of Education has developed a comprehensive list of types of formative assessments. Simply click on each item to go to a page that describes that specific type of assessment. The description page includes even more links to examples of the type of assessment and accompanying templates.
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RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
Analytic rubrics are those that break the evaluation criteria out individually and use performance descriptor levels for each individual criterion. It provides a picture of the level of performance on each specific criterion under evaluation. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the benefits and challenges of analytic rubrics, ways to create them, and tips for implementing analytic rubrics effectively.
A holistic rubric is one that uses one scale that includes all of the criteria for evaluation; in other words, the evaluation is an overall one that gives a general view of the students' performance on the learning product. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of holistic rubrics, ways to create them, and tips for implementing holistic rubrics effectively.
While many teachers are quite knowledgeable about the creation and use of rubrics and checklists, they may be less familiar with the use of proficiency scales. The Marzano Research group has created many standards-based proficiency scales. With your free registration and log-in, you are able to use these proficiency scales in your classroom.
When teachers are measuring students' mastery of competencies, they must use a variety of evaluation tools. This video tutorial explores three powerful evaluation tools: checklists, proficiency skills, and rubrics. Finally, the tutorial author advises how to determine which evaluation tool is best to use for your particular purpose.
Are you ever challenged by using assessment results to help determine learning paths for students? In this video tutorial, you will learn about the use of formative and summative assessments and how they support competency-based learning. Also discussed is the use of adaptive learning programs (computer-based) to help meet students "where they are" and to move them forward, based on the results of their assessments.