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.
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.
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.
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.
These resources cover the phases of assessment planning, end of unit assessment and samples, as well as Bloom's Taxonomy action words.
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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The latest tools for assessment in the drama classroom.
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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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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.
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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As we approach the end of another difficult year, we face one last hurdle before we wrap up our classes with a little bow: Assessment! Assessment in the Drama classroom can be hard enough, but assessment in a VIRTUAL Drama classroom can present some real challenges. How do we fairly assess students who we may never have seen in person? Or started virtually and then went hybrid? Or a "half and half" class? There has to be a way to give honest, useful, feedback to ALL of our students, isn't there? Join us for this PLC and find out...
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