NOTE:
This post is the fourth in a miniseries on Assessment and Evaluation in
the classroom, aimed at providing support both to my teacher colleagues and to
parents of school children.
Part of good assessment involves making it clear to the
student what the goals or expectations are for their learning, and then also
involving them in thinking about their learning, reflecting on how they are
doing, and encouraging them to identify what they do well and where they have
room for improvement or further practice.
In this photo, we see a studentfriendly visual rubric
outlining the different achievement levels.

And here is an example of a rubric that can be used with
students to assess their learning about a unit of study in math:

I need
some more teaching about this.

I need
some help to practice this.

I can
practice this on my own.

I am
ready to help others with this.

Name each Canadian Coin and its value

I need a lot of reminders to help me with the names and values
of the coins.

I need some reminders about the names and values of the coins.

I know the names and values of the coins, but I sometimes make a
mistake

I know the names and values of the coins. I am confident and I rarely make a mistake.

Find the value of a group of coins

With help, I can sometimes find the value of simple groupings of
coins.

With help, I can usually find the correct value of some
different groupings of coins.

On my own, I can usually find the correct value of some
different groupings of coins.

On my own, I can almost always find the correct value of many
different groupings of coins.

Given a group of coins, tell the value of the whole group

With help, I can sometimes tell the value with some accuracy.

With help, I can usually tell the value with good accuracy.

On my own, I can usually tell the value with good accuracy

On my own, I can almost always tell the value with great
accuracy.

Given a value in cents, choose coins to represent that value

With help, I can show the value.
I can show it in one way.

I can sometimes show the value. I can show it in one or two
ways.

I can usually show the value.
I can show the value in a few ways.

I can always show the value.
I can show the value in a few ways.

This post is my favourite so far in the series (which is very helpful, by the way!). We sometimes see rubrics like this coming home from school but I really love the way yours is worded, with the "I need some more teaching about this" all the way to "I'm ready to help others with this." It makes so much sense to me and really makes the level of their proficiency clear. Awesome!
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