ForAllRubrics How to: Peer- and Self- Assessment

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This post will walk you through two ways to use ForAllRubrics to support our most requested feature, student self- and peer- assessment.

  1. With the teacher’s account on the ForAllRubrics Mobile App
  2. With the student’s account on the ForAllRubrics Website

Approach 1: With the teacher’s account on the ForAllRubrics Mobile App

Teachers can use their own teacher account to login into ForAllRubrics Offline on their iPads and  pass the iPads out to the students to use. They can use their one account on multiple iPads.  The students can use the rubric comments field to indicate who did the assessment.  This works especially well, if you aren’t able to give students their own accounts.

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Approach 2: With the student’s account on the ForAllRubrics Website

Another approach is to have the students do the self- or peer- assessments with their personal accounts.  For an introduction to student accounts, see the post, “ForAllRubrics How To: Student Journals.”  Below are the steps for enabling your rubrics for student self- and peer- assessment.

When you’re editing a rubric that you want student to access, make sure that you’re in advance mode and the rubric has the “Allow Students to Self/Peer Assess” checkbox selected.  When you select the checkbox a default badge will be created.  You can customize the badge, by clicking on the badge name next to “Assign Badge”.

set student assessment flag

To set up student user accounts go to the Admin/Manage Students page.

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Create student accounts by setting their email addresses and assigning passwords.

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When the student logs in and goes to the “Classmate Badges” page, she sees all the students in her class (including themselves) and can choose who to assess.

self- peer- assessment

Once the student selects who to assess, they will see the badges that are shared with them and they can choose which badge to assess for.

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When the student chooses the badge to use the appropriate rubric will pop-up and she can enter her scores.

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When the assessment is complete, the student can now see the badge they have issued.

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When you login as the teacher, you will see the rubric that was assessed by the student.

student score rubric

You can click on the date the rubric was assessed to see the details of the assessment.

peer assessed rubric

When the assessed student logs in to her account, she sees a journal entry with information about the rubric assessment.

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When she clicks on “View Rubric Results,” she sees the details of the rubric scoring and can download the completed rubrics as a pdf file or print it.

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Please let us know your thoughts on self- and peer- assessment in ForAllRubrics.  We’d really welcome your feedback.

ForAllRubrics How To: Student Journals

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The student journal is the communication center for student accounts on ForAllRubrics.  When a student first logs in, she sees her journal.  In the example below, the top entry is a journal entry that was added by the student Lola about her experience presenting her project at the science fair.

Student Journal 1

Teachers can view the journal for any of their students by clicking on the “journal” icon on the MY CLASS page.Journal Icon

When a teacher completes a rubric for a student, the results appear in the student’s journal.  Below you can see that the “Demo Teacher” assessed the student with the “Free Art” rubric.  The teacher’s comments that were entered while the scoring the rubric are displayed to the student.

rubric in journal

When the student is viewing the information about the completed rubric, they can:

  • choose to see the details of the rubrics by clicking on “View Rubric Results,”
  • add their own comments and
  • personalize the image associated with the rubric.

Journal - Student Activities

If the student clicks on “View Rubric Results,” they are taken to a print view of the scored rubric where they have the option to either download the scored rubric as a pdf or send the scored rubric to a printer.

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Our student Lola, has added a comment and personalized the badge by making a photo of her artwork the image.

journal - student comment & image

This quick introduction to the Student Journal should help you get started with using ForAllRubrics to communicate with your students.  For more information on setting up student accounts, take a look at the post ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Roster.  There are more posts on the way, including information on how ForAllRubrics supports self- and peer- assessment for students.

ForAllRubrics How To: Assessing Your Students

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So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students (this post)

The simplest approach to assessing your students with ForAllRubrics is via the online website.  Click on the My Class link in the menu bar and then select the rubric you want to work with.  To start the assessment, click on the  plus next to the student that you would like to assess.

My Class

On your rubric, you score the student by simply clicking on the appropriate box in the rubric.  The score will be calculated for you automatically.  You can add comments for the whole rubric or for individual items.  You can also record an activity name.

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When you click on the Done button or click on the My Class button, you will see the results of the assessment you just completed in the class overview.  In the class table, you’ll see

  1. The date of the most recent assessment for the student.  If you click on the date, it will show you the actual completed rubric.
  2. The student’s score on the rubric.  Any items that weren’t  scored will be considered “N/A, not applicable” and won’t be included in the total possible points.
  3. The computed percentage on the rubric.  Any items that weren’t scored will be considered “N/A, not applicable” and won’t be included in the computation of the percentage.
  4. How many of the items were scored.  If all the items were scored, a “check”.
  5. An icon to print the completed rubric.
  6. An icon to email the complete rubric to the emails associated with the student’s account (specified on the Admin/Manage Students page).
  7. An icon to access the student’s journal.
  8. An icon to delete the most recent completed rubric.


Overview

On the My Class page, you can also Print or Email all your students’ completed rubrics in bulk or just selected students.

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If you want to switch which rubric you’re working with, just click on the new rubric in the My Rubrics dialog.

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There are a lot more capabilities in ForAllRubrics, but hopefully this quick introduction will be enough for you to get started!  While you’re working on ForAllRubrics, you can learn more by accessing our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or our Message Board.  We also regularly post helpful information on the ForAllSystems Blog and via our twitter account @forallrubrics.

ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Roster

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So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster (this post)
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students

When you first login with your ForAllRubrics account, you’ll see something like the screen below.

Teacher-Home Screen

The first thing you’ll want to do is to add some students to your roster.  There are two easy ways to do this.  In the image below you can see how you can choose between:

  1. setting up your student roster by clicking on “Admin->Manage Students
  2. doing a quick add for students by clicking on “+ Add a Student

Add Students

To add a student, you will need to complete the information shown below.

Numeric Student Info

  1. The Student ID is a unique identifier for the student and allows them to be matched between classes
  2. A First Name is required
  3. A Last Name is required
  4. If you enter an Email Address, it will allow features such as emailing completed rubrics to students as well as an additional way to match students between classes
  5. When a student turns 13 they are permitted to push badges to their Backpack
  6. The Additional Email Addresses are for parents, guardians or others to support features such as emailing completed rubrics
  7. If you enter a Mobile Number it will be possible to send SMS messages to the number entered

Now that your Student Roster is set up, you are ready for:  ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics

ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Rubrics

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So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics (this post)
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students

To create your own rubric, click on the DESIGN link in the menu bar and then click on the Add button.

Adding Rubric

Select how you would like to score.  Choices include Rubric, Checklist or a Basic Badge. For this demo we will select Rubric.

Score Selection

To start, make sure you are on the Basic Editing page.  On this page, you will see the current version of your new rubric.  You can edit any field with a dotted-underline by simply clicking on it and typing in the new text.  As shown below, you will want to customize your Rubric Title, the Item Descriptions and the Criteria for Ratings.

Rubric Description

As shown below, you can also customize the Ratings Descriptions and the Points for each Rating as well as selecting colors for each column.      

Editing Items

You can also Add a RatingDelete a RatingCopy an ItemDelete an Item or Add Multiple Items.

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Once you are happy with your rubric, you can either print your rubric by clicking on the Print button or click on the Done button and go to the Manage Rubrics page.

Print-Done

If you clicked on the Print button, it will take you to the Print page, where you can save your rubric as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or print the rubric on your printer.

Print Page

If you clicked on the Done button, it will take you back to the Manage Rubrics page, where you will now see your new rubric along with the three sample rubrics that we initial put in your rubrics collection.  From this page, you can easily:

  1. Edit a rubric
  2. Make a copy of a rubric
  3. Print a rubric
  4. Download a rubric as a spreadsheet file
  5. Share a rubric in the Library
  6. Archive a rubric (you can always get it back)
  7. Delete a rubric (you can’t get it back)

Manage Rubrics

Now when you go back to the My Class page, you will see your new rubric listed as one of the rubrics.

My Class

You are now ready to go on to:  ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students.