Standard 10

STANDARD 10 

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Students demonstrate their learning through performance-based assessments and have opportunities to develop self-assessment and self-monitoring skills. 

INITIATIVES/ACTIONS: 
- Implementing a strategy to teach students to provide peer feedback to one another
- Providing training to help teachers create and utilize rubrics
- Teach students to use rubrics to evaluate their work




Assessment is an area in which we have made progress in the past five years. During the process of our STEM activities and lessons, students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their solutions. In our program, we focus on the discussion surrounding our solutions and the testing of these solutions. This discussion is focused on analyzing and evaluating the success and the areas for improvement. We encourage students to share feedback on their own solutions as well as those of their peers. Students are given the opportunity to assess themselves using rubrics designed around STEM projects. Students are also taught strategies in which they self assess and provide feedback to others. A strategy that the engineering teacher has taught students to use when providing feedback is TAG. TAG is an acronym for “Tell the writer something you like”, “Ask the writer a question”, and “Give one piece of constructive criticism.” Using this strategy when critiquing builds allows the students to provide feedback to one another in an effective manner. This feedback is then used to enhance their plans for improvement.

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Assessment Rubrics

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Rubrics  Rubrics

An area in which we aim to improve upon would be through the use of common language in rubrics used throughout the building. We would also like to see the TAG feedback strategy used schoolwide.