General guidelines for assessment

As I am building my rubrics, I want to have these basic guidelines in place.  I was strongly influenced by the Prezi created by Kelly Daugherty.  Daugherty’s Bicycles

Grading proficiency:

  • Beginner: A beginning student often seems to not know where to start.  They need a lot of guidance and motivation to begin using the language.  They may be missing skills necessary to complete the task.  They may have the “parts” but not know how to put them together. 
  • Emerging: An emerging student has limited skills and needs confidence in using them.  They need extra help and need positive experiences in the language in order to gain confidence and motivation to use what they are learning.  There is more evidence of effort in an emerging student than a beginning student. 
  • Developing: A developing student knows what they are doing and seems comfortable with using the language.  They are stable and consistent.  Their work is like checking off a list – required components are complete, but not built upon. They need more practice with the language in order to gain confidence and feel comfortable with taking risks. 
  • Proficient: A proficient student has little trouble with new concepts and can work independently.  They need to set high goals and need opportunities for creative expression in order to develop into an advanced student.  They have the skills they need but are not yet ready to take new risks in the language. 
  • Advanced: An advanced student takes risks in the new language.  They can express themselves with competency and show creativity in their responses.  This is the student who goes above and beyond and adds their own style and perspective to what they create. 

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