All educators struggle with how to assess projects. We know that the final product is not always the clearest or best display of the learning and thinking that the student experienced. Helping students to document and reflect on their projects in process helps to make the learning visible for the students and for their teachers. This is useful for both informal and formal assessments of student learning.
Documentation, reflection, and assessment frameworks must be context specific. Below, we provide some ideas to help guide you in creating these protocols for your students.
Without reflection there is very little point to documentation – and very little learning, as well. Provide some guiding questions for students as part of your documentation framework. The following are a few ideas for formative and summative reflection:
For more guidance, watch highlights from Stephanie Chang’s webinar presentation on creating maker portfolios:
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