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How to Create Assessments

by Maria Smith

If you’d like to create your own projects and rubrics but have no idea where to begin or don’t have a background in drama education, this course was made with you in mind.

In any assessment, you choose where you want to go first and then you think of how you’re going to get there. And how to create assessments? This course will take you through the phases of creating an assessment so that you are prepared the next time you are inspired.

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Tableau Rubric

Use this rubric to assess tableau exercises and assignments.

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Point of View Rubric

Use this rubric to assess a point of view exercise.

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Participation Rubric

Use this rubric to assess student participation.

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Exit Slip Prompts

An exit slip is a question, a prompt, a rating, or a response to the day’s lesson. Here are 100 prompts for you to use in the classroom.

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Bloom's Taxonomy Action Words

Use this list to inspire your students to use higher order vs. lower order thinking words.

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Participation/Positive Contribution Rehearsal Rubric

A rubric for a student to assess a partner's positive contribution and participation in rehearsals.

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Participation/Positive Contribution Rehearsal Rubric - Student Handout

This page is designed to be cut into four so each student has a small rubric to follow, for their participation and positive contribution to rehearsals.

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Participation/Positive Contribution Rehearsal Rubric - Evaluator

This handout is designed for an evaluator to assess rehearsal participation and positive contribution. Two rubrics per page.

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One Question and Rubric: Shakespeare

The format is simple. One question, one answer, and a rubric all on the same sheet. Use these answers as exit slips, as a follow up written assignment after a class discussion, or as a mid-unit check in. Covers Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, The Tempest, Othello, Macbeth, and The Taming of the Shrew.

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The Crucible Tic Tac Toe

Complete three of nine projects on The Crucible to make a tic-tac-toe! Includes a rubric for assessment.

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Romeo and Juliet: Tic Tac Toe

Complete three of nine projects on Romeo and Juliet to make a tic-tac-toe! Includes a rubric for assessment.

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One Question and Rubric: Tennessee Williams

The format is simple. One question, one answer, and a rubric all on the same sheet. Use these answers as exit slips, as a follow up written assignment after a class discussion, or as a mid-unit check in. There are questions for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Tic Tac Toe

Complete three of nine projects on A Midsummer Night's Dream to make a tic-tac-toe! Includes a rubric for assessment.

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Improv Rubric

Use this rubric to assess improv performance.

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Two-Person Pantomime Rubric

Use this rubric to assess two-person pantomime performance.

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Original Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for original monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Scene Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for scene performance includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Middle School Scene Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for middle school scene performance includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Middle School Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for middle school monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Advanced Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for advanced monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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00 - Overview

If you’ve ever had the perfect idea for a drama assessment but didn’t know where to start, use this toolkit to help you create assessments specifically for the drama classroom.

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01 - Important Terms

These resources cover Formative vs. Summative assessment and Bloom's Taxonomy (resource and poster).

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02 - Assessment Planning

These resources cover the phases of assessment planning, end of unit assessment and samples, as well as Bloom's Taxonomy action words.

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03 - Creating Clear Instructions

Handouts to help you create clear instructions and do's and don'ts.

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04 - Formatting Assessments

A checklist to ensure your assessments are formatted in a clear and concise manner.

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Weekly Ensemble Rubric

Rubric to assess, on a weekly basis, the students' performance on 'saying yes', 'being safe', and 'journalling' - to use as a participation rubric or journal assessment.

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Skills Practice Template

Are you in a district or area that has decided against using participation marks? Some teachers are moving instead to using “skills practice.” For example, instead of a participation mark for group work, identify the skills you’re looking for when students work in groups – and give a mark for when students are actively practicing those skills. This template shows you how to build a chart you can use to assess skills practice.

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Assessment in the Drama Classroom

Hosted by Matt Webster, Claire Broome, Matt Banaszynski, Lea Marshall

The latest tools for assessment in the drama classroom.

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Assessing Performance

Hosted by Matt Webster, Lindsay Price, Amy Patel, Christa Vogt

The school year is rapidly winding down and you’re knee-deep in assessment, rubrics, and reflections. But as a drama teacher, you also have performances to worry about. Which begs the question: What’s the best way to assess performance? This is the time to discuss strategies with our expert panel, and share your own best practices, as well as ways to fairly assess the performance aspect of the drama classroom.

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Assessment Planning

Hosted by Matt Webster, Lindsay Price, Lindsay Johnson, Maria Smith

It’s never too early for assessment planning. The work currently being done in your classroom is providing a baseline of growth throughout the year, but if you don’t capture this data right now, you can’t present it to your administration when it is time to assess your program. Join us for a discussion of tips and strategies when it comes to assessments in your classroom.

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Assessment

Hosted by Matt Webster, Lindsay Price, Lindsay Johnson, Shelby Steege

Assessing students is always a challenge, but in the Drama classroom it's a challenge on top of a challenge! We assess knowledge, of course, but we also assess commitment, skill and performance. Assessment is fundamental to education, but the how and why of assessment differs from classroom to classroom, and lesson to lesson. Join us as we navigate the twists and turns of Assessment in the Drama Classroom.

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