Evaluation Resources in Education

Nowadays we pay close attention to the new methodologies that we implement in the classroom but we can not forget that it is also fundamental the evaluation of both the processes and the results obtained by our students thanks to these new ways of learning.

For this reason, framed in our Erasmus + project "In search of a unified theory of the New Methodologies of the XXI Century", we have developed research on the best ways to evaluate these active methodologies. We want to share with all the teachers who are adding to the educational change our findings and everything they have learned during these two years of evaluation.

In particular we will talk about:

1. Rubrics

2. Portfolio

3. Evaluation Target

1. RUBRICS

The rubrics are a perfect tool to evaluate the work of the students attending not only to the final result but to the whole process.

In this way the teacher can keep track of how students work in groups, how they have used the different tools, how they have communicated ...

What these headings are looking for is to facilitate the teacher's task in evaluating competencies and not only content acquired and final product of projects.

All this makes the rubrics an excellent tool for evaluating Cooperative Learning, the work done with Web 2.0 tools and the activities carried out in the Multiple Intelligence Palettes.

Since all of these methodologies are working on competences for the 21st century, the rubrics also allow us to keep track of how our students are improving on them (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication ...)

We suggest some tools that will allow you to create your own rubrics as well as access a bank of templates created by the teaching community.

PORTFOLIOS

Online Portfolios are tools that can assess students overall progress of school subjects or a project that students are working on. It can also be used to evaluate and assess a certain kind of skill set in some way or another.

If you use or want to use Web 2.0 tools in your classes so that the kids improve their digital skills and to work the contents of your subject (for example, through the creation of timelines, infographics, mental maps, presentations .. .) These portfolios will be great.

You will be able to see and evaluate all the works of your students, both individually and cooperatively, to share links with them to carry out activities in the classroom (with online text editors, Padlet, Tackk, Answer Garden ... ) And send them digital badges and feed back of all their works.

Thanks to our project we have tried some of the most interactive ones and we are glad to share them with you.

EVALUATION TARGET

In the education of the 21st century, it is fundamental that, in addition to being hetero-evaluated by the teacher (with rubrics or through portfolios), students could make about his own work.

This metacognition will allow them to become individuals with awareness of their limitations and skills as well as knowing in which aspects they should strive more to achieve the proposed objectives.

Among the most useful tools to facilitate this self-reflection about their own learning, the self-assessment target stands out.

With it, the children can reflect on the different activities or indicators on which we want them to think and can mark in a kind of web how much they have managed to approach the goals proposed by the teacher.

In fact, they are just a rubric, but a visual one especially designed for students.

In particular and in our experience they have proven to be very useful for evaluating pallets of multiple intelligences, thus enabling the children to know how they learn better (in what intelligences they stand out) as well as in which intelligence they can improve.

We have created a self-assessment target that perhaps will be useful to you and your students:

Of course, you can always help your students to become aware of their learning through test and forms.

We leave here the test designed in the project so that the students could concoer their outstanding intelligence (Multiple Intelligences).

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