Assessment Tools
Students thrive on deep engagement with people who care about their learning, especially when they are trying their hands in new territory. Through experimentation and dialog, mentors, teachers, and students support one another as they flesh out ideas, sharpen skills, and display new work. We at the WEB Project have built some simple assessment tools to foster growth and measure improvement. Because the strength of improvement for each student rests with the quality of feedback received in the midst of learning and creating, the most pivotal tools we use are for reflection and critique.
Reflection and Critique Student Portfolios
From time to time it is also valuable to step outside an individual experience to ask, "Where does my work stand relative to what is possible?" We have created some generic rubrics to guide the long term steps needed for skill development. Levels of achievement of these rubrics are not synonymous with grades or ranking. You can enjoy lovely pieces that represent beginning explorations into the subject areas represented here. The rubrics we present measure isolated, teachable aspects of production such as "use of medium" or "multimedia communication;" they do not score the overall quality of a piece. We avoid phrases such as "good job" "nice work" and "I love it" in favor of descriptive language that speaks to what a student has attempted and achieved.
Digital Imaging Multimedia Communication Historical Investigation
The assessment voice which describes the student work is not the voice of authority. Annotations represent the agreements we have reached from profound classroom practice and an energetic collaboration between passionate teachers, students, artists, and scholars to form a web of evidence of student performance.

 

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