How do we create guidelines and rubrics that allow flexibility for student-selected demonstrations of learning?
Recently, we have been working with middle school technology teachers to develop a DDM (District Determined Measure – more on those here, better get some coffee first). Once we selected the standard* we wanted to use, we started in on the rubric. Drafting the rubric–what we wanted students to be able to do, demonstrate, understand, and apply–wasn’t so difficult. The challenge came in creating the prompt (activity, assessment) that would give the teachers enough information to identify if students got it or where they needed more practice and instruction.