Hello GLOBE friends!
The Evaluation Working Group has recently shared with you the results of the 2015 survey that was sent to the GLOBE teachers. The results from this survey, along with the results from the Annual Partner Survey provided us with useful information as to how to better support GLOBE in the classroom. Among other things,. the feedback we had from the teachers was that they are asking for evaluation tools they can use in their classrooms and for guidance on how to use these tools.
During our discussions in the Working Group we thought about this request and decided to suggest to the Community an evaluation tool that already exists in GLOBE: the rubrics.
You are familiar with the rubrics being used by a team of scientists to score the International Virtual Science Fair (now International Virtual Science Symposium, for which student projects are due on 3 April 2017) projects.
We are suggesting that you think about the potential use of the rubrics in your classroom for written assignments and projects of your students.
Rubrics can help teachers :
- Assess students' work with consistency
- Give effective feedback and promote student learning
- Clarify their expectations and the components of the assignment
And rubrics can help students:
- Understand what the expectations and components of their assignment
- Follow their learning process more clearly
- Improve their work from the feedback they get.
Check out the rubrics - that are listed by grade level.-on the GLOBE website at:
And remember that our Working Group is looking for feedback from you on :existing student assessment and program evaluation tools that can be shared with the community and existing data that you have from your studies on GLOBE's effectiveness.