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Developing Instructional Rubrics

Instructional Rubrics That Address Presentations/Reports

Assessing student work by means of oral and written reports are golden opportunities to teach students skills that they will use throughout their working lives. Both oral and written reports share common themes and therefore can be addressed together. Introductory thesis paragraphs, a body of evidence with support for assertions and summaries of findings are common elements in both oral and written reports. In beginning to develop a rubric for written reports or oral presentations ask yourself these questions: Considering the experience of students in guiding their work will determine how much support they will need to be able to achieve your expectations. Providing samples/models of what you consider excellent work will provide them with a mental framework to build their own reports. Elements of the framework include: The following hotlinks will bring you to specific examples of using an instructional rubric to assess a geoscience project-based learning activity and a Laboratory activity See the resources below for other assessment tools.


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