Day 83: Assessment using Google Forms
As I mentioned yesterday, I am becoming a big fan of Google Forms for an easy and flexible medium for assessing student work. Needless to say, the possibilities for building in student voice in the classroom are so broad.
Today, I began to read through and grade my AP Statistics students’ Bias Projects. The posters were hung in the classroom, as you saw yesterday. I took my high stool and my iPad and worked my way around the room. The Google Form I set up made it easy to assess and record. I used the “4” or top rating descriptors under each category to help me focus on the key aspects of the category. For instance, one category is Data Collection. The descriptor included
- Method of data collection is clearly described,
- Includes appropriate randomization,
- Describes efforts to reduce bias, variability, confounding,
- Quantity of data collected is appropriate.
The descriptors helped me gauge the quality of my students’ product and the Google Form drop-down made it a breeze to quickly grade.
I spent about 7 minutes per poster reading and evaluating the quality of the work.
Once I finished assessing the final products, I posted them outside my room to share with the school. As students and teachers walk by, I hear lots of interesting comments…I sure hope it translates into increased enrollment next year.