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Live RoundTable Rubric Guide 2018-08-07T20:54:49+00:00

4 Rubric Types for Live RoundTables

Use this guide to help you decide on the best way to use Parlay’s Assessment Points to evaluate student contributions during a Live RoundTable.

Remember: Whichever scoring rubric you choose — it is crucial that you communicate to the students how they are being evaluated before the conversation starts.

1 – Overall Participation

What is this rubric?

This simple model uses one single criteria to evaluate individual students on their overall contributions to the Live RoundTable.

Setting up the rubric.

  1. Set the point scale to 4.
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  2. Create the following Assessment Point:

Point Name:

Level

Point Description:

Level 4 = Contributes frequently. Demonstrates excellent preparation. Supports unique ideas with evidence. Positive engagement with peers. Encourages others to contribute. Asks thought provoking questions. Connects ideas together.

Level 3 = Contributes regularly. Understands the material. Positive engagement with peers. Introduces new perspectives. Communicates ideas effectively.

Level 2 = Contributes sporadically. Understands the material, but does show evidence of deep analysis.

Level 1 = Contributes infrequently, and with limited grasp of the material.

Level 0 = Absent / did not contribute

How to use this rubric.

As students contribute to the discussion you can adjust their Level in real time to reflect their overall participation.

Remember: Click this button  beside a students’ name in the queue to switch to their evaluation template without also assigning them them the designated speaker.

Remember: Students are taking notes during the discussion, which you will be able to see after. You can adjust their Level and provide additional feedback upon reading these notes after the RoundTable has ended.

Benefits:

  • This rubric is simple for students to understand
  • Makes evaluation efficient in fast-paced discussions
  • Great kick-off point if you’re just starting with assessing discussions

Drawbacks:

  • Lacks granular insight into student engagement, making it potentially challenging to give specific feedback to students.

2 – Individual Contributions

What is this rubric?

This rubric is used to evaluate the quality of individual contributions as students participate in the Live RoundTable.

Setting up the rubric.

  1. Set the point scale to 3.
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  2. Create the following Assessment Points:

Point Names:

“Contribution 1”
“Contribution 2”
“Contribution 3”
“Bonus”

Point Descriptions (all points have the same description):

Level 3 = Contribution is adequate in length, demonstrates excellent preparation, justifies ideas/opinions with evidence, and connects ideas together.

Level 2 = Contribution is adequate in length, demonstrates a good grasp of the material.

Level 1 = Contribution is brief, and demonstrates a limited grasp of the material.

How to use this rubric.

Each time a student contributes to the discussion, you evaluate their contribution on a Scale of 1 – 3, as defined by the levels above. If a particular student contributes more than 3 times to the discussion, you can give them bonus points for adding additional value to the class.

Remember: Click this button  beside a students’ name in the queue to switch to their evaluation template without also assigning them them the designated speaker.

Benefits:

  • Students get immediate feedback on each unique contribution.
  • Clear action for teacher to evaluate each contribution as student is speaking.
  • Students will take each contribution more seriously.

Drawbacks:

  • Potentially discourages more than 3 contributions (mitigated by accumulating bonus points).
  • Structure could affect the “organic” flow of the conversation.

3 – Holistic Participation

What is this rubric?

This rubric is used to evaluate individual students across two separate criteria as they contribute to the Live RoundTable: the quality of their ideas/contributions and the quality of their engagement with their peers.

Setting up the rubric.

  1. Set the point scale to 3.
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  2. Create the following Assessment Points:

Point Name:

“Contributions”

Point Description:

Level 3 = Contributions demonstrate excellent preparation. Ideas/opinions are justified. Student connects ideas together.

Level 2 = Contributions are adequate in length. Student demonstrates a good grasp of the material. Provides unique opinions/ideas.

Level 1 = Student contributions are brief, and demonstrates a limited grasp of the material.

Level 0 = Student does not participate.

Point Name:

“Listening and Attitude”

Point Description:

Level 3 = Student listens attentively, openly encourages and engages classmates, and builds on ideas of others.

Level 2 = Student does not interrupt others, is engaged, and treats classmates with respect.

Level 1 = Student does not interrupt others, but is often disengaged from the conversation.

Level 0 = Student interrupts others regularly, becomes defensive when challenged.

How to use this rubric.

As students contribute to the conversation you can evaluate their participation on a scale of 0-3 for these two criteria. Feel free to add other criteria if/as appropriate for your own assessment of holistic contributions.

Remember: Click this button  beside a students’ name in the queue to switch to their evaluation template without also assigning them them the designated speaker.

Remember: Students are taking notes during the discussion, which you will be able to see after. You can adjust their score and provide additional feedback upon reading these notes after the RoundTable has ended.

Benefits:

  • This method encourages cognitive AND social-emotional development.
  • Students actively practice listening.

Drawbacks:

  • Potentially challenging to evaluate “quality” of listening, especially for those that do not contribute.

4 – Skills Based

What is this rubric?

This rubric is an example of how you can evaluate specific curriculum-aligned skills (like the 4Cs) using Parlay’s Live RoundTable.

Setting up the rubric.

  1. Set the point scale to your curriculum standards / criteria.
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  2. Create Assessment Points for one or more skills you would like to track:

Point Name:

“Critical Thinking”

Point Description:

Level 4 = Shares unique opinions/ideas and justifies them with reasons and/or text based evidence. Agrees/disagrees with others and tells why. Keeps the conversation going by asking open-ended text-based questions. Makes the conversation richer and more interesting .

Level 3 = Shares unique opinions / ideas. Agrees/disagrees with others and tells why. Makes the conversation richer and more interesting .

Level  2 = Does not share unique opinions/ideas. Agrees/disagrees with others and but does not explain why. Does not speak in coherent/complete thoughts.

Level 1 = Does not contribute to the conversation.

How to use this rubric.

As students contribute to the conversation you can evaluate their ability to demonstrate these skills in real time.

Remember: Click this button  beside a students’ name in the queue to switch to their evaluation template without also assigning them them the designated speaker.

Remember: Students are taking notes during the discussion, which you will be able to see after. You can adjust their score and provide additional feedback upon reading these notes after the RoundTable has ended.

Benefits:

  • Align evaluation to your curriculum requirements.
  • Clear link to assessment for students.

Drawbacks:

  • Can be overwhelming for teacher & students if too many skills are evaluated at once.
  • Challenging to evaluate students who did not contribute.